Marketplace for Tuesday, June 11, 2013
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We continue our special "Consumed" series from the Sustainability Desk, exploring whether we can really afford all the things we're buying. Today we focus on the technique of 'upselling' -- companies getting you to buy something you don't actually want. Also, we look at how much a secret security clearance is worth to your career ... And the cost of the immigration debate.
Posted In: immigrants, Immigration, lobbying
As the Senate debates a significant overhaul to our nation's immigration laws, special interest groups are wading into the fight. Advocates and opponents of immigration reform are spending on TV ads and lobbying.
Posted In: e-cigarettes, cigarettes
E-cigarette sales are booming. But some customers are still conflicted about smoking them, even though they lack the health and environmental hazards of tobacco.
Posted In: unilever, ceo, sustainability
Many companies focus on short-term results. The CEO of consumer-products giant Unilever, Paul Polman, says long-term strategic planning builds better businesses.
Posted In: Google, privacy, big data
As of right now, it's not allowed to even acknowledge those requests, let alone how many of them there are and for what kind of data.