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From individuals to cities, people are trying to "green" themselves on their own, instead of waiting for legislation. Marketplace's Adriene Hill reports.
Deals are easy to find online, but you miss out on actually seeing the item and having your questions answered quickly by sales people. So customers are increasingly using both: Go to the store to check the item out and find the deal online.
The Federal Reserve released a load of documents that revealed the names and numbers involved in the emergency bailout. Janet Babin reports on what all these new details mean.
Is it the manufacturers or retailers? The SEC is tackling that question as they draft "conflict minerals" law. Another challenge is that it's hard to verify if minerals in your laptop are truly conflict-free.
Although the U.K. doesn't use the Euro, it has taken in action in trying to help Ireland's current financial crisis. Kai Ryssdal talks to British Ambassador Sir Nigel Sheinwald about the U.K.'s role in Europe and the world right now.
With the rumors that Google is looking to buy two-year-old online company Groupon for $6 billion, it's time to take a look at other e-companies being valued in the billion dollar range. Tech bubble, anyone?
Marketplace for Thursday, November 2, 2010