Nov 7, 2011

Marketplace for Monday, November 7, 2011

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Eyes are now turning to Italy's problems. P.M. Silvio Berlusconi announced over Facebook that he was not resigning. Here in the U.S., though, Penn State officials are resigning over sexual abuse allegations in the football program. Businesses may soon get a federal tax credit for hiring vets. Social enterprise is becoming a competitive industry in the real world. Paris gets its first baguette vending machine. Warren Buffett wants to keep some of his investments under wraps. And the Census Bureau has a new way to measure poverty.

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Politician saves Santa

Nov 7, 2011
This final note: Like many other places, New York's Suffolk County faces tight times. Some 750 county employees are facing layoffs. So Suffolk C...

New measure shows more people in poverty

Nov 7, 2011
The number of poor children drops under unofficial poverty measure that counts benefits such as food stamps and costs such as childcare.

President urges Congress to pass credits for vet hiring

Nov 7, 2011
On the congressional table are credits of up to between $5,600 and $9,600 for every vet a business hires. The cost of creating a job far exceeds that credit.

Entrepreneurs crowd into social ventures

Nov 7, 2011
A new crop of MBA graduates bring idealism and business discipline to social-good ventures once reserved for nonprofit groups.

Berlusconi breaks news on Facebook

Nov 7, 2011
Italy's prime minister uses his social network to trump traditional media.

Football scandal at Penn State

Nov 7, 2011
Child molestation charges raise troubling questions about the biggest of the big-money college sports.

Warren Buffett bets big on stocks

Nov 7, 2011
Buffett invested nearly $24 billion last quarter. But the Oracle of Omaha is keeping some trading details under wraps, with regulators' permission.

Baguettes straight from the vending machine

Nov 7, 2011
In Paris, a baker has invented a vending machine that will satisfy your midnight snack attack for fresh bread.

Italy under scrutiny

Nov 7, 2011
The eurozone's third largest economy becomes the latest threat to Europe's stability.

Eyes are now turning to Italy's problems. P.M. Silvio Berlusconi announced over Facebook that he was not resigning. Here in the U.S., though, Penn State officials are resigning over sexual abuse allegations in the football program. Businesses may soon get a federal tax credit for hiring vets. Social enterprise is becoming a competitive industry in the real world. Paris gets its first baguette vending machine. Warren Buffett wants to keep some of his investments under wraps. And the Census Bureau has a new way to measure poverty.

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