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The Supreme Court recently ruled that corporations can spend unlimited amounts of money on campaign commercials -- but Goldman Sachs seemingly decided to run the other way. But the investment firm can still have indirect influence on politics.
Procter & Gamble noticed that more consumers were opting for store brands, so the company slashed prices on its products to stay competitive -- and other companies are following suit.
Poor wheat harvests around the world, particularly Russia, are blamed for the more than 50 percent increase of the price of wheat. But U.S. farmers, who've had healthy harvests this year, are cashing in.
It's a great time to get a loan -- interest rates are low low low. But the low interest rates negatively impact retirees who expected more from their fixed income investments.
Kai Ryssdal talks to Richard Florida, the author of "The Great Reset." Florida isn't so sure the recovery is upon us just yet, but rather a "generational shift" towards a better financial and social system.
Canada has some of the most oil in the world, and about half of it comes from the "oil sands." Oil companies use some of the most expensive, energy intensive technology to extract the oil from the sand -- which leaves an impact on the environment too.
Marketplace for Tuesday, August 3, 2010