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We continue our special "Consumed" series from the Sustainability Desk, exploring whetherÂ 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. Source: marketplace.org
Dubai's debt may hurt banking recovery; Surprise supporters for pay regulation; Small retailers push for local support; Weekly Wrap: Spending and debt; Why we can all be philanthropists; Why DVDs are duds for Hollywood; Bank closure galvanizes community
The space shuttle Endeavour will travel through South L.A. this weekend on its way to its final resting place, and some residents feel more inconvenienced than intrigued. After nearly 30 years, fast-food chain Wendyâ€™s has decided to update its logo. South Carolina's governor says that colleges should earn the money they get from the state. San Bernardinoâ€™s bankruptcy struggles have caused a division amo...