Marketplace for January 28, 2011

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Marketplace for January 28, 2011

Fourth quarter GDP bumps up

GDP jumped 3.2 percent. That's the highest growth rate since the recession started at the end of 2007. But that was then and this is now. The underlying reasons are different.

The economic impact of Egypt's protests and Internet shutdown

How has the Egyptian government's shutdown of social media, mobile services and the Internet affected protests? Marwan Kraidy, professor at the University of Pennsylvania, talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the protests are hurting Eygpt's business community and how it might affect the nation economically.

Weekly Wrap: The World Economic Forum in Davos

Kai Ryssdal talks to Leigh Gallagher from Fortune Magazine and Reuters blogger Felix Salmon about the week on Wall Street, at Davos, and beyond.

State bankruptcy debate unsettles muni market

The debate over whether to let states declare bankruptcy adds a new element of uncertainty to the jittery municipal bond market.

Sara Lee splits

That old slogan, "Nobody doesn't like Sara Lee" doesn't apply anymore. After years of declining business, and failed attempts to sell itself, Sara Lee is splitting into two companies. One domestic. One foreign. And, yes, there will still be cheesecake.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

Umpqua Bank: Hip, happening and growing

The regional bank pulls in customers with lattes, community events, and even virtual bowling. It's becoming a pretty big bank by acting small.
Posted In: Banks

Small Talk: Video store clerks, catapults and music to scare off wolves

Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam talk to Marketplace staffers about the stories that didn't make the headlines. This week: the return of video store clerks, a new way to smuggle drugs, and the band that scared off wolves.

Music from this show

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Faithful (Instrumental)
Short Skirt/Long Jacket
Gotta Be Something
Pete's Jazz
Pete Rock

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