Nov 13, 2007

Marketplace for Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007

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Home-grown energy independence

Nov 13, 2007
The farming town of Reynolds is a potential Saudi Arabia of bio-fuel and it's looking to become energy independent. So far, it's still a big gamble, but town leaders think it will work -- if they can lure investors.

We must reduce super-sized appetites

Nov 13, 2007
Some economists believe we can innovate our way out of the global problem of carbon emissions. But Boston College professor Juliet Schor says what we really need to do is go on a consumer diet.

Public solutions or private enterprise?

Nov 13, 2007
Can the profit motive solve our energy problems? Management professor Stuart Hart of Cornell University, and physics professor emeritus Marty Hoffert of New York University consider that question with host Kai Ryssdal.

Reaction mixed to media ownership idea

Nov 13, 2007
The head of the Federal Communications Commission wants to relax existing restrictions on media cross-ownership in the country's 20 biggest media markets. The proposal is drawing skepticism from different sides of the issue. Bob Moon reports.

Is eBay responsible for authenticity?

Nov 13, 2007
If you buy something on eBay and it turns out to be a fake, whose fault is it? Tiffany & Co. is suing the online auction site for not doing enough to stop the sale of knockoffs. The case could…

Writers' picket line doubles as pitch line

Nov 13, 2007
Negotiations between the Writers Guild and the studios are going nowhere, with the strike in its second week. But walking the picket lines might just turn out to be a good career move for some. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Writers walk the picket line in front of Fox Studio in Los Angeles.
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Music from the episode

If You Leave Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
Just Like Heaven Dinosaur Jr.
Rangers At Midnight Crack The Sky

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