Jan 27, 2011

Marketplace for Thursday, January 27, 2011

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Marketplace for Thursday, January 27, 2011

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Egyptian youths face dismal economic future

Jan 27, 2011
Demonstrations continue in Egypt over President Mubarak's government. One major issue driving the unrest: The lack of jobs.

From trash to energy

Jan 27, 2011
Throwing trash into a pit is as good as throwing money into a pit. One landfill manager in Los Angeles tells us how to convert that trash into cash.

Slideshow: CEOs in the $1 salary club

Jan 27, 2011
Not all CEOs earn a handsome salary. Some corporate leaders have worked for a lot less --- a whopping $1. It's a noble gesture, but most CEOs in the $1 salary club are really earning millions when you consider their stock holdings, bonuses, and other compensation. See a slideshow of CEOs who are members of this elite club.

Macy's, P&G go social (media) in ad campaign

Jan 27, 2011
Macy's, fabric softener Downy and sleepwalking comedian Mike Birbiglia team up for an unusual ad campaign in a store window.
Comedian Mike Birbiglia in a Macy's window.
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NFL commissioner to take dollar salary if player talks fail

Jan 27, 2011
The NFL's head honcho Roger Goodell vows to reduce salary from $10 million to $1 if current player negotiations end in a work stoppage. The commissioner's move is the latest instance of a top executive offering to take a dollar salary in the face of adversity. That got us wondering: How did this whole ritual get started?

WindMade products do more than suck air

Jan 27, 2011
The new WindMade eco-label, unveiled by business leaders at the Davos World Economic Forum, introduces a new standard for renewable products.

Financial crisis panel: Meltdown was avoidable

Jan 27, 2011
But critics say the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission's report lacks concrete recommendations for preventing another crisis.

Tale of two TARPs

Jan 27, 2011
Big banks have repaid government bailout funds and are profitable. But smaller banks that got TARP money face challenges.

Comcast era at NBC begins

Jan 27, 2011
Comcast gains control of NBC Friday, seeking to restore the network's lineup of shows after a string of primetime fiascos.

Music from the episode

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