Marketplace for February 7, 2011

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Marketplace for February 7, 2011
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The impact of the AOL-Huffington Post merger

AOL is buying the Huffington Post for $315 million. Ken Auletta, media writer for The New Yorker, talks with Kai Ryssdal about whether the deal was a surprise and what this means for Arianna Huffington.
Posted In: Internet, Mergers and Acquisitions
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President Obama asks Chamber of Commerce to hire

In exchange, the president offered American businesses a deal: Incentives like tax breaks, better infrastructure, and trade deals. But economists say it's not that simple.
Posted In: Jobs, Small Business
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Business in Egypt slowly returning to normal

Khalil Nasrallah, co-founder of Wadi Foods in Egypt, discusses how his food export business is recovering from the political unrest in Egypt.
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Under former dictator, corruption stunted economic growth in Tunisia

Tunisians get to work trying to root out wide-spread corruption that held back the country's GDP.
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Google executive freed in Egypt

Google's marketing chief in Egypt had been held for organizing Mubarak opponents. Google itself has taken activist stands on government controls.
Posted In: Internet
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NFL free universe

Green Bay's win over the Steelers set a television record for viewers. But now the NFL has to deal with another blockbuster: It might not be in business next season.
Posted In: Sports
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Climate messages may be all wrong

Environmental activists are adjusting their words and strategy as "climate change" and "global warming" messages fail to win the public's attention.
Posted In: Environment
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Tunisia: Promises of a brighter future

Tunisia's nickname in Arabic is "Tunis the Green." It's kind of puzzling if you come here in the summer, when everything is sun-baked, or if you...
Posted In: Education, Jobs, revolution, Tunisia
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Promoting Climate Change: Hits and Misses

If you heard my story today on Marketplace, you know there's some debate over exactly what sort of messaging is best suited to climate change. Co...
Posted In: ads, climate change, sustainability
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The cost of a Super Bowl ad over a year in time

This final note today, a last word and some perspective on the utter ridiculousness of Super Bowl ads. More specifically, how much money companies...
Posted In: advertising, Super Bowl

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Knocked Up
Kings Of Leon
You Give Me Problems About My Business
The Mercury Program
African Velvet
Air
Egyptian Reggae
Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers

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