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Japan to consider nationalizing TEPCO

Mar 29, 2011
As businesses and residents continue to suffer rolling power outages, Japan's government may start talks to nationalize Tokyo Electric Power Company.

Aussie dollar hits a 29-year high

Mar 29, 2011
The value of the Australian dollar has risen 10.5 percent in less than two weeks. Today, one Australian dollar will buy you $1.03 in U.S. dollars.
Posted In: Banks

Survey: China's economic power concerns developed nations

Mar 28, 2011
The BBC's Rebecca Singer explains the latest finds from a survey conducted by the BBC, measuring public concern over China's economic power.
Posted In: China

Libyan shopkeepers, citizens cope with military action

Mar 24, 2011
The BBC's Tony Fallshaw reports from Tripoli on the effect of the no-fly zone on shop, gas stations, and citizens in the city.

Japan quake to affect manufacturing industry

Mar 24, 2011
Other countries in manufacturing could see benefits as Japan's industry tries to recover.

Egyptian stock market reopens

Mar 23, 2011
Egypt's stock market dropped 10 percent in the space of just a minute. The exchange had been closed since January 27 due to the country's civil and economic unrest.

British record labels look toward new media for fresh talent

Mar 22, 2011
Hit talent shows like "The X Factor" have become a prime source of new talent for the British music industry.
Posted In: Entertainment

G7 rallies to weaken yen, calm markets

Mar 18, 2011
The Group of Seven have announced their coordinated intervention plan to ease pressure on Japan's exchange rate, helping to boost stocks and weaken the yen.
Posted In: Banks

Japan escalates evacuation efforts after explosions at nuclear plant

Mar 15, 2011
The Japanese government has expanded the evacuation zone surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after several explosions. The fires, triggered by the earthquake, have caused a surge in potentially toxic radiation.
Posted In: Environment

Japanese quake costs may top $170 billion

Mar 14, 2011
The BBC's Chris Hogg explains the global economic implications of the disaster in Japan.
Posted In: Oil, Retail


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A new joint reporting project, “American Futures,” with reporting from Marketplace and The Atlantic, will take journalists on a cross-country trip to document the dramatic economic, technological, cultural, and social changes under way in small towns and cities across the nation. By adapting the long-standing American tradition of discovering the country through an extended coast-to-coast journey, and applying sophisticated mapping technology from the software company Esri, the reporting initiative will showcase the people, communities, companies, and trends that are emerging out of the past decade’s economic, technological, and demographic disruption.