Jul 6, 2009

Marketplace for Monday, July 6, 2009

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Marketplace for Monday, July 6, 2009

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Firms show caution in Russian investing

Jul 6, 2009
As President Obama met with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, executives from Pepsi, Boeing and other U.S. companies announced new investments in Russia. Jeremy Hobson reports why some companies are still cautious about investing.

Goldman formula may have been stolen

Jul 6, 2009
Goldman Sachs has made a lot of money using specially-crafted computer programs to give them an edge in stock trading. But its secret formula may have been compromised. Bob Moon reports.

Why hasn't the stimulus trickled down?

Jul 6, 2009
Some pundits say another fiscal stimulus is needed with unemployment at 9.5% and rising. But much of the money from the last stimulus hasn't been spent. Steve Henn reports.

Upside: Garden center sees growth

Jul 6, 2009
Tom Givvin at the Marina del Rey Garden Center in Los Angeles tells how and why his business is doing well in the recession.

The untold costs of discount prices

Jul 6, 2009
Author and Atlantic correspondent Ellen Ruppel Shell talks with Kai Ryssdal about the hidden costs of U.S. discount culture and how many consumers don't understand how prices are set.

Clutch players get in business

Jul 6, 2009
Behavioral economist Dan Ariely talks with Kai Ryssdal about how valuable sports' clutch players, like business deal closers, are to their teams and if they're worth the money.

'Hugging saint' embraces vendors too

Jul 6, 2009
Thousands of people are expected to show up to get a hug from Indian spiritual leader Amma as she stops in the Big Apple. April Dembosky reports souvenir vendors won't be far behind.

The road a new GM must take

Jul 6, 2009
General Motors' reorganization plan has been approved by a bankruptcy judge. The automaker can now sell off the best parts of its business, but will it still have a place in America's heart? Alisa Roth reports.