Marketplace for March 8, 2011

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Marketplace for March 8, 2011

The short and long-term future of oil

Oil executives are meeting in Houston. Reporter Scott Tong discusses whether there is panic among execs at the energy conference and what's in store for the oil industry going forward.
Posted In: Oil

Facebook renting movies

Now members of Facebook can rent movies and pay for them with Facebook credits. The first flick: Warner Bros.' "The Dark Knight."
Posted In: Entertainment, Internet

Bank of America retrenches as rivals grow

Stung by bad mortgages and mergers, Bank of America plans to cut costs, staff and branches as rivals Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase expand.
Posted In: Banks

Egypt's transition to democracy

Political parties are starting to form in Egypt -- in preparation for elections to be held later this year. Will the country be ready?

Freakonomics: The etiquette of 'following' on Twitter

To follow or not to follow? It may not be such a simple choice on the social media site.
Posted In: Internet

Program in Mexico helps families make better choices

A government program named Oportunidades offers Mexican families small financial rewards for meeting certain obligations, like getting kids regular medical check-ups or keeping them in school.
Posted In: Mexico

Music from this show

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Phantom Broadcast (War Child)
The Go! Team
Funky 24hrs a Day (Instrumental)
Sackcloth Fashion
21 Guns (as made famous by Green Day)
The Chart Hit Players

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