Sep 1, 2011

Marketplace for September 1, 2011

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Marketplace for September 1, 2011

Segments From this episode

The challenge of rebuilding Libya

Sep 1, 2011
Call it a tale of two cities -- Tripoli and Benghazi. Those two cities will have a lot to say about the stability of Libya.

The major role of politics in causing famine

Sep 1, 2011
East African countries continue to suffer from serious famine, and the problems are more complex than just a lack of food. Thomas Keneally explains more in his new book.

Amazon's jobs power play

Sep 1, 2011
The Internet retailer promises California 7,000 new jobs in exchange for one little ole tax loophole -- maybe not so little.

Goldman Sachs punished for faulty foreclosures

Sep 1, 2011
Goldman Sachs agreed to reduce mortgage principal for some New York state homeowners in a settlement that could set a national precedent.
A bank owned sign is seen in front of a foreclosed home on December 7, 2010 in Miami, Fla.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Chinese environmentalists target Apple

Sep 1, 2011
The company is under fire for Asian suppliers who pollute.

U.S. workers' productivity drops again

Sep 1, 2011
Productivity fell two straight quarters, while labor costs rose. Did companies reach a tipping point where they're now forced to hire new employees?

Cities begin planning for a very different future

Sep 1, 2011
With rising sea levels and changing environments, some cities are beginning to plan for a different future than they expected.

Guinness hopes to make a splash in U.S. beer market with new lager

Sep 1, 2011
The Irish beer maker is stretching its brand and launching a new dark lager. But that move could be risky.

Music from the episode

Pink Batman Dan Deacon
Narrow Sun Fool's Gold
Eraser No Age