Jun 1, 2011

Marketplace for June 1, 2011

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Military underprices tobacco more than law allows

Jun 1, 2011
Smoking and chewing tobacco use in the armed forces is widespread. Yet many military bases break the rules and sell tobacco at big discounts.

Day Three: Shanghai is built

Jun 1, 2011
All the cranes are gone. There are no new skyscrapers going up. One of the centers of Chinese capitalism isn't building anymore.

Conflict of interest: Contractors and their political spending

Jun 1, 2011
It is no secret that companies spend money lobbying Congress. But there's a new wrinkle to the relationship between corporations and federal money.

FIFA chairman re-elected but controversy persists

Jun 1, 2011
Sepp Blatter today was re-elected to lead the world soccer body, but allegations of bribery and corruption still tarnish FIFA's reputation.

Jobs, factory data show sputtering economy

Jun 1, 2011
Private-sector hiring and manufacturing shift into a lower gear. A day after home prices record a double-dip, are we headed back toward recession?

Letters: Is college worth it?

Jun 1, 2011
Going over listeners' responses to past stories. This week: the debate over college.

Nokia slides again

Jun 1, 2011
The company's phone business is tanking, and that doesn't leave much else.

Paying nature to do its thing

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Jun 1, 2011
Beyond beautiful views and nice hikes, nature actually does stuff for us. So how about throwing a little cash its way?

Music from the episode