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The Pennsylvania town of Bethlehem has been struggling to replace thousands of jobs lost from its steel-producing past. It now has its hopes riding on a new casino. Joel Rose reports.
Renew Energy, one of the nation's largest ethanol plants, just filed for bankruptcy. More ethanol producers are expected to follow in its footsteps. But as Sam Eaton reports, don't write ethanol off just yet.
President Obama is pushing to create a half million "green" jobs to revive and grow the economy. What, exactly, would jobs in a "green-collar economy" look like? Sarah Gardner reports.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has delayed testing and certification requirements for lead content in children's toys and other products for a year. Tess Vigeland speaks with reporter Mitchell Hartman about the impacts of the delay.
The free market is a tough place. Only so many companies can be rescued by bailout funds, and the government's stimulus plan can't save everyone. Commentator Todd Buchholz says instead of trying to prevent failure, we should be looking for ways to ignite incentives, like tax cuts.
Facing declining sales, many makers of luxury brands have moved production to China to cut costs. Still, you may not find 'Made in China' on their products. Scott Tong explains why.
Marketplace for Monday, Feb. 2, 2009