Aug 4, 2010

Marketplace for Wednesday, August 4, 2010

HTML EMBED:
COPY

Marketplace for Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Segments From this episode

Barnes' woes signal book biz transition

Aug 4, 2010
Barnes & Noble shares are flying high after the company announced it's considering putting itself up for sale. It's the latest plot twist for a publishing industry that's madly trying to figure out its next chapter. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
A sign for Barnes & Noble Booksellers store in Coral Gables, Fla.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The impact of China's real estate bubble

Aug 4, 2010
China is bracing for a wild ride. It's got its own real estate bubble. And now that bubble threatens to burst. What does that mean for the rest of us? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Is the worst of the oil spill really over?

Aug 4, 2010
There has been some upbeat news from the Gulf oil spill lately -- BP says its effort to plug the blown-out well is looking good and government scientists say the spill no longer poses a threat to the Florida Keys or the East Coast. Reporter Krissy Clark talks with Bob Moon about where we stand with the spill.

What's making farmers markets grow?

Aug 4, 2010
The USDA says the number of farmers' markets shot up 16% in the last year. Why? Adriene Hill reports.

Are consumers ready for 3-D TV?

Aug 4, 2010
Sony, Panasonic and Samsung have all come out with new 3D TV sets. But are consumers prepared to explore a new dimension in their living rooms? Sally Herships reports.

The billionaire giveaway challenge

Aug 4, 2010
Alfred E. Mann, founder of the Alfred E. Mann Foundation and chairman of the board and CEO of MannKind Corporation, talks with Bob Moon about his efforts to donate his fortunes to charity.

Companies dig deep for Canada's oil

Aug 4, 2010
Canada has vast oil resources, but most of the stuff buried in Alberta is too deep for traditional mining techniques. But where there's a decent profit margin, there's a way. Sean Cole reports.

SLIDESHOW: Scenes from the Farmers Market

Aug 4, 2010
The number of farmers markets is up by 16% according to the USDA. View our farmers market slideshow and submit photos of your own local farmers market.