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The struggling automaker is cutting costs by $10 billion, laying off white-collar workers and getting rid of health-care benefits for salaried retirees. Alisa Roth reports on what GM's CEO calls a "focus on liquidity."
Rubbermaid, the company that makes those see-through food containers you can never find the lids for, is going to phase out some products and raise prices on others. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on the cost-saving measures.
For most of the world, the soaring costs of raw materials, such as copper, steel and timber, are an economic burden. For Africa, they can be a blessing. Commentator Edward Miguel tells us why.
Selling tickets at the last minute for an inflated price has been moving from the stadium parking lot to Internet sites like StubHub. Nancy Farghalli talks to scalpers outside Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
Twenty-nine years ago today, President Jimmy Carter told Americans that the energy crisis was "a clear and present danger to our nation" and drew out a plan to address it. Sustainability reporter Sam Eaton asks what happened.
Marketplace for Tuesday, July 15, 2008