Marketplace for Friday, January 27, 2012

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Mitt Romney brushed aside Newt Gingrich's idea of establishing a colony on the moon as pandering during the Florida Republican debate. But how viable would this idea be? Reporter Nancy Marshall-Genzer reports on work-study programs and how they fit into President Obama's economic plans. Stephen Beard continues his One Year On series with a story on the crisis of youth unemployment in Egypt. And we hear about the underground bike economy.

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Weekly Wrap: GDP, the recovery and a special guest

A review of the week's biggest business headlines including: GDP growth, Europe and news from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, Davos, World Economic Forum
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Letters: Saul Alinsky; Apple's supply chain

Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: Saul Alinsky, Apple's supply chain and Jan and Dean's 1960s hit.
Posted In: letters
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The Obama push?

Barack Obama's rendition of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" has boosted sales for the 1972 hit.
Posted In: Barack Obama, Al Green
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As Egypt goes, so goes the Middle East?

Commentator Reza Aslan says the outcome of Egypt's experiment with democracy has implications for the region as a whole.
Posted In: Egypt, middle east, revolution, democracy
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Egypt's youth await jobs revolution

A year after Egypt's revolution toppled the old political elite, many young people complain there's democracy but still no work.
Posted In: Unemployment, Egypt, Arab Spring
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Style, reputation are big factors in buying a car

Auto makers tout gas mileage and safety to sell cars. But a big reason most buyers choose one model over another is reputation and perception.
Posted In: Auto, car
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Obama's big plan to make college affordable

In a speech at the University of Michigan, President Obama calls for rewarding colleges that do best at keeping tuition under control and graduating students. Those who do not perform well could see funding cut.
Posted In: college tuition, college, Education, work-study
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Dude, where's my bike?

Journalist Patrick Symmes had a bicycle. Then it got stolen. So he got another bike, and that got stolen, too. He discusses his journey delving into the underground economy of stolen bikes.
Posted In: bike, bicycles, Transportation, Crime
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Moon colony mooted to spur U.S. technology

Will the cost of returning to the moon reap benefits in scientific and technological breakthroughs? Past experience offers a mixed verdict.
Posted In: moon, NASA, space

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