Marketplace for March 19, 2011

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Marketplace for March 19, 2011

Coalition forces meet to talk about next steps for Libya

Europe correspondent Stephen Beard discusses what happened at the Libya conference in London and who might end up paying the tab for rebuilding the North African nation once the violence stops.

Beer giant buys a craft brewery

Anheuser-Busch will expand Goose Island, a Chicago craft brewery, but also try to keep its identity.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

SEC to watch hedge funds that beat the market

The Madoff fraud raised awareness that doing too well for too long can be a tip-off that something's not right.
Posted In: Wall Street

Using peer pressure for good

Tina Rosenberg, author of "Join the Club," discusses how peer pressure can be used effectively for social campaigns.
Posted In: Books

Amazon opens music locker in the cloud

Amazon.com's new service lets customers store songs on the company's servers and play them on devices running Google's Android software. Amazon beat Apple and Google to the punch, but the company could face legal trouble from the music industry.

GOP unveils eight Fannie and Freddie reform bills

The overall aim is to make Fannie- and Freddie-backed mortgages a lot more expensive to bring private firms back into the market.
Posted In: Housing

Avoiding recalls by tracking food from seed to supermarket

A new food safety law that requires stores, growers, and distributors to be able to trace every stop in the supply chain is creating a whole new business.
Posted In: Food

Music from this show

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Between Something and Nothing
The Ocean Blue
1517
The Whitest Boy Alive
Be Easy
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
You Talk
Babyshambles
Shoppers Paradise
Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine
Pete's Jazz
Pete Rock

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