Marketplace for April 20, 2011

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Marketplace for April 20, 2011

BP spill consequences differ for two Louisiana cities

A year after the BP oil spill, things are looking up in New Orleans. But for Lafourche Parish on the Gulf Coast, it's a different story.
Posted In: Oil

Anti-government demonstrations rise in Syria

Protesters in Syria are coming out against President Bashar al-Assad for giving the government almost unlimited powers to put down dissent. Mills College professor Fred Lawson explains what could happen to Syria's economy next.

Letters: Conspicuous conservation, inflation

Going over listeners' responses to past stories. This week: the 'not me' mentality, conspicuous conservation and "South Park," and the depressing inflation rate.

Existing home sales rise as investors swoop

Sales of existing homes are one the rise. But first-time buyers are coy, while foreclosed homes and tight credit still weigh on the market.
Posted In: Housing

Playing partisan politics with debt

Congress and the White House are engaged in a new debate about raising the U.S. debt limit.

Tech comes back big

Intel and IBM surprised Wall Street with big earnings. And what's good for tech is good for the recovery.

A short history of oil: 1900 to 2010

Over the past century, the center of crude oil production has shifted across the globe.
Posted In: Oil

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What's Mine Is Georges
Love N Hate
Wise Dread (Instrumental)
DJ Drez
We Are (Instrumental)
Second Line
Pearl Street Jazz Band

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