Marketplace for April 28, 2011

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Marketplace for April 28, 2011

Success varies for U.S. colleges in Middle East

Many American colleges have expanded their brands to the Middle East. But their record has been spotty.
Posted In: Education

U.S. examines aid to Palestinian Authority

The U.S. is looking at its aid to the Palestinian Authority, whose ruling party made peace with Hamas, considered a terrorist organization by the U.S.

Exxon Mobil reports outsized profits

So did Shell. It's all got politicians teeing up evil-oil rhetoric, except they are leaving one thing behind: the facts.
Posted In: Oil

Bringing hip-hop into economics

Television producer John Papola and economist Russ Roberts present their latest music video, an entertaining fictional hip-hop battle between famous economists John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek.

U.S. South hit hard by deadly tornadoes

Emergency aid is on the way to the South, which has been ravaged by massive storms and tornadoes. Morning Report host Steve Chiotakis is in his home state of Alabama and discusses the damage there.

Charge up your electric vehicle at Macy's

Now you can browse while you charge. Macy's and ECOtality, builder of electric charging stations, are partnering to install some at California stores.

Contract uncertainty prods public employees to retire early

Efforts in many states to roll back collective bargaining rights for public employees raise concerns that agreed-upon pension benefits could be changed. Many employees are opting to retire early as a result.
Posted In: Retirement

America's education footprint in the Middle East

A look at U.S. satellite, branch campuses and study abroad programs in the Middle East region.
Posted In: Education

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