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Marketplace for February 25, 2011

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Marketplace for February 25, 2011

Google tweaks algorithm to weed out content farms

Google changed its algorithm today to prevent adversarial results from clogging searches.

What the West may be able to do for the Middle East

Writer and commentator Reza Aslan talks about what comes next for the Middle East, and how the West may be able to help.

Weekly Wrap: The price of crude oil

Kai Ryssdal talks with Leigh Gallagher from Fortune Magazine and John Carney from CNBC about the week in news.
Posted In: Oil, Wall Street

What makes a film risky

Lauren Bailey from the insurer Fireman's Fund discusses the different aspects of a film that might make it riskier to insure.
Posted In: Entertainment

U.S. growth slows as states spend less

U.S. gross domestic product growth in the last quarter of 2010 was lower than estimated because spending by state and local governments declined.
Posted In: Economy

Oscar essential: The movie trailer

Just about every movie has a trailer that previews it -- and new technology and editing are changing trailers as much as movies.
Posted In: Entertainment

Small talk: Blockbuster karma, non-jobs, and a robot marathon

Brendan Francis Newnam and Rico Galigano talk with fellow Marketplace staffers Jennifer Collins, Adriene Hill and Ethan Lindsey about under-the-radar business stories involving Blockbuster, England's non-jobs, and robots running a marathon.

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We Here (Instrumental)
Illa J
R U Listenin? (Instrumental) [Explicit]
Illa J
World In My Eyes (2006 Digital Remaster)
Depeche Mode