Marketplace for Friday, February 18, 2011

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Marketplace for Friday, February 18, 2011

Democrats flee Wisconsin to avoid union vote

Republicans in Wisconsin plan to cut collective bargaining powers for unions. But Democratic legislators have cleared out of the state to stop the vote.
Posted In: Retirement

High food prices cause concern in Middle East

Rising food costs hurt poor and middle class people in the Middle East. Prices have fueled protests everywhere from Jordan to Yemen and Egypt.
Posted In: Food

Weekly Wrap: Obama's 2012 budget.

Kai Ryssdal Megan McArdle of The Atlantic and Felix Salmon from Reuters about Obama's budget and what impact it'll have on the economy.

Woman swears off Internet for six months

A journalism professor goes offline, and finds her relationships suffer and shopping a chore.
Posted In: Internet

Egyptian protesters celebrate as labor strikes continue

Egyptians celebrated the week anniversary of former President Hosni Mubarak stepping down, while demonstrations continued over pay and working conditions. Reporter Mitchell Hartman talks with Kai Ryssdal about what he saw in Tahrir Square and how the revolution in Egypt is affecting the country economically.

Panel moots new rules on high-frequency trading

Experts advise U.S. securities regulators impose tougher rules on high-frequency trading to prevent a sequel to the May 6, 2010, "flash crash."
Posted In: Wall Street, high-frequency trading

Music from this show

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Brother Lee
Citizen Cope
Funky 24hrs a Day (Instrumental)
Spilt Milk (Inst)
Welcome to the Jungle
Vitamin String Quartet
Instrumental Vision (Chris' Crocodile Mix)

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