Mar 3, 2011

Marketplace for March 3, 2011

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Marketplace for March 3, 2011

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Landscapes of extraction

Mar 3, 2011
Photographer J Henry Fair captures aerial images of pollution and destruction that result from extreme industrial processes. The images, simultaneously beautiful and horrifying, are meant to be viewed as a commentary on the impact of human consumption on the environment.

Productivity is up -- oh no!

Mar 3, 2011
Increased productivity from employees is good, but at some point employers need to hire more of them.

U.N. reports prices for many foods at record highs

Mar 3, 2011
Shortages and price shocks have helped along protests in the Middle East. One factor in rising food prices is climate change, says the Earth Policy Institute.

European nations help workers fleeing Libya

Mar 3, 2011
Britain, France and Spain are among the European nations helping foreign workers who fled violence in Libya get back to their home countries.

The killer cure for alcoholism in Russia

Mar 3, 2011
Alcoholism is costing Russian society and the Russian economy billions in lost income and lost lives every year. From Moscow comes the tale of a tiny pill that's scaring Russians into giving up the alcohol that's killing them.

Washington PR firm and Tunisia break ties

Mar 3, 2011
When the Washington Media Group signed a contract to drum up tourism for Tunisia, they thought the country had a good story to tell. When the story turned sour, they broke it.

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