Marketplace for February 21, 2011

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Marketplace for February 21, 2011

What spillover will the unrest in Libya have?

Members of Libya's U.N. delegation called on Colonel Moammar Gadhafi to step down amid reports that the Libyan government fired on protesters. Reporter Mitchell Hartman talks with Tess Vigeland about what's happening in Libya and how people in Egypt are viewing the situation.

The U.S. and the world in an Age of Anxiety

Financial Times columnist and author Gideon Rachman discusses his thoughts on how international cooperation has given way to conflict in this current "Age of Anxiety."

CARD Act turns 1

What a difference a year makes -- or does it? A year ago, new rules and restrictions were placed on credit card companies to benefit consumers. So where do we stand now?
Posted In: Credit Cards

Colonel Sanders more profitable in China than the U.S.

For the first time ever, KFC is making bigger profits in China than in the U.S.
Posted In: China, Food

Libyan protests push oil prices up

Libya is a major oil producer. The country's unrest has spilled into the oil markets. So what should we expect in the coming days?
Posted In: Oil

Prepaid cards hit the market

Consumers are finding a new way to charge their purchases: prepaid cards. But are they a better alternative to credit cards?
Posted In: Credit Cards, Personal Finance

A habit of learning about money early

We all know the three "r's" for school: reading, writing, and arithmetic. But some education advocates want to add another mandatory piece of school curriculum: personal finance.
Posted In: Personal Finance

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Your Touch
The Black Keys
End Times
Fried Chicken And Gasoline (Album Version)
Southern Culture On The Skids
Animals Are Cut in Two
Half-Handed Cloud

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