Marketplace for February 22, 2011

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Marketplace for February 22, 2011

An in-depth look at Libya's oil economy

Steve LeVine, contributing editor at Foreign Policy and author of "The Oil and the Glory," discusses Libya's oil economy and foreign business dealings.
Posted In: Oil

Oil price increase will be felt quickly

Some countries will feel higher oil prices more than others.
Posted In: Oil

State protests spread

Wisconsin protests go wide to Indiana and other states across the Midwest. Thousands of public workers are descending on state capitols to protest states' attempts to balance budgets by stripping unions of bargaining power.

Government facing possible shutdown March 4

Marketplace explores government agency contingency plans if lawmakers can't cut a deal on funding for the rest of this fiscal year.

Obscure British computer chip designer looks to take on Intel

British computer chip designer ARM already has components in 85 percent of mobile and smartphones. It now wants to break into the personal computer market, currently dominated by Intel.

Ethics for economists

Experts from all academic fields offer opinion in the news. But one subject area lacks an official code on what to disclose personally and financially. Commentator Nancy Folbre says she hopes that will change.

Freakonomics: Tackling the looming NFL lockout

A potential lockout is on the horizon as the current collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and the players' union soon expires. Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner talks with Kai Ryssdal about how profitable the NFL is and the problem some owners have with the league's business model.
Posted In: Sports

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