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A sticking point in Congress's energy bill is how much responsibility a company that causes an oil spill should take. John Dimsdale reports.
Demand for durable goods -- anything that lasts for more than three months -- went down last month. While some think this is an indication of the economy slowing, a closer look suggests otherwise.
The publishing industry is suffering from growing pains, especially in the advent of e-books. One Masschussetts publisher is trying something new: Giving away books for free.
Two years ago, cities across the nation received money from Congress to buy and take care of foreclosed homes to prevent neighborhoods from becoming blighted. The September deadline to spend all that money is looming, and cities are struggling to spend the money, before it gets taken away.
Kai Ryssdal talks to Marc Morial, president of the Urban League about the state of the African-American community during the economic crisis and what he thinks will help more African-Americans bridge economic gaps.
Marketplace for Wednesday, July 28, 2010