Marketplace for May 16, 2011

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Marketplace for May 16, 2011

Portugal's mood is dark as nation seeks European aid

Europe considers another bailout, this time for Portugal, but its requirements are expected to send Portugal back into recession.

Libyan rebel oil blocked by sanctions and confusion

International sanctions aimed by Muammar Gaddafi are blocking the shipment of oil held by rebels from east Libya.
Posted In: Oil

IMF turmoil unlikely to derail Euro debt talks

IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn's arrest comes amid concern about Europe's debt crisis, but is unlikely to impact talks to help Greece.

WellPoint ties increases to hospital outcomes

The giant insurer will boost annual payments to only those hospitals that deliver "quality care."
Posted In: Health

U.S. hit debt limit today

The government can't legally borrow anymore, so it is staving off default by tapping into federal pension funds.

Pentagon reviewing Middle East contracts

Turmoil in the Middle East is giving the Pentagon second thoughts about some deals worth billions.

The human costs of Nigeria's oil industry

Nigerian novelist Helon Habila discusses Nigeria's oil industry and whether it can live without the black gold.
Posted In: Books

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We Are (Instrumental)
Yo-Yo Ma;Edgar Meyer;Mark O'Connor
This Is Just A Modern Rock Song
Belle And Sebastian

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