Jun 9, 2011

Marketplace for June 9, 2011

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Marketplace for June 9, 2011

Segments From this episode

Day Eleven: China's traffic

Jun 8, 2011
Navigating the roads in China's big cities can be a scary experience. Why has traffic gotten so bad in recent years?

Photo essay: People engaging with the economic collapse

Jun 9, 2011
Artist Robin Hasty discusses her photo essay, Homeland, which documents the collapse of the U.S. economy by focusing on the people who are re-envisioning and rebuilding life within it.

Chinese school defies rigid exam-focused education

Jun 9, 2011
In most Chinese high schools, outdated rote learning is the norm. But one school in Beijing is promoting creativity and independent thinking.

Bye-bye romantic comedies

Jun 9, 2011
Yes, it's the summer movie season. Cue the sequels, blockbusters and 3D pictures. But what has happened to the good old-fashioned laugh-until-you-want-to-cry romantic comedy?

Germany turns back to fossil fuel plants

Jun 9, 2011
Faced with the dilemma of how to fill the energy gap left by its recent decision to move away from nuclear power, Germany is increasing fossil fuel power generation.

Microsoft loses patent case in Supreme Court

Jun 9, 2011
The Supreme Court upholds a $290 million patent-infringement ruling against Microsoft, in a case that highlights potential challenges to innovation.

USDA: Corn stocks at near-historic lows

Jun 9, 2011
And since corn is in everything from food to fuel, prices all over the world could rise.

Nonprofit continues loan modification mission

Jun 9, 2011
The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, or NACA, held its fourth loan modification convention in L.A. last weekend, coming face-to-face with homeowners to try to do what their banks can't.

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