Mar 10, 2011

Marketplace for March 10, 2011

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Marketplace for March 10, 2011

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CliffsNotes goes digital

Mar 10, 2011
The yellow shortcut guidebooks to literature are hoping to go viral with online videos co-produced by reality show producer Mark Burnett.

Egypt's economic future up for grabs

Mar 10, 2011
In Egypt, free-market capitalism and a huge wealth gap are under the microscope as parties like the Muslim Brotherhood vie for power.

Carmakers invest in efficient gas-sipping cars

Mar 10, 2011
Chevy's new Cruze Eco model is slated to get 42 miles per gallon. Is new technology for traditional gas engines the future of fuel efficiency?

Big investor dumps its U.S. Treasury bonds

Mar 10, 2011
PIMCO, which runs the biggest bond fund, has sold most of its Treasury holdings, underscoring the growing belief that interest rates will soon rise.

Eurozone debt crisis could hurt American exports

Mar 10, 2011
The ratings of Greece and Spain were downgraded this week. Huge European debts could spark another round of recession, which would mean less demand for American exports.

Starbucks and Green Mountain double up for single-serve

Mar 10, 2011
Starbucks is joining forces with Green Mountain to sell single-serve coffee and tea for Green Mountain's Keurig machines. Green Mountain already dominates the coffee-pod market. With Starbucks, its machines will become the industry standard.
A single-cup gourmet brewer by Keurig is part the merchandise in the Grammy Gift Bag previewed on January 19, 2006 in Los Angeles, California.
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A family struggling, traveling and surviving in the Great Recession

Mar 10, 2011
Caitlin Shetterly, author of "Made for You and Me," and her husband Dan Davis discuss their troubles during the Great Recession, and how it brought them on a journey across the country.