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Jul 8, 2011

Marketplace for July 8, 2011

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Marketplace for July 8, 2011

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Playing with the unemployment numbers

Jul 8, 2011
Today's jobs stats are bad news for Americans. But there's a silver lining for politicians on Capitol Hill. Republicans and Democrats are using the data as leverage in their debate over whether or not to raise the debt ceiling.

Elon Musk on the future of space travel and exploration

Jul 8, 2011
In the latest Conversation from the Corner Office, the SpaceX and Tesla Motors CEO talks about the future in space.

The risks of quick drug approval

Jul 8, 2011
Major safety problems are not uncovered until after the drugs are approved.

U.S. posts anemic job growth in June

Jul 8, 2011
The U.S. economy generated just 18,000 jobs last month, raising questions about the post-recession recovery. What's holding back employers?

eBay purchase fuels battle for mobile payments

Jul 8, 2011
eBay buys Zong, a payment system for Facebook Credits and FarmVille, in its latest bid to compete for purchases made from mobile phones.
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Weekly Wrap: Jobs and debt

Jul 8, 2011
Reviewing the week's news on Wall Street. This week: the latest jobs numbers and the debt talks.

Britain boosts its "Silicon Roundabout"

Jul 8, 2011
Britain may not have a Silicon Valley, but its government hopes to attract high-tech firms to a cluster near a traffic circle in East London.

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