Marketplace for May 17, 2011

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Marketplace for May 17, 2011

Kissinger on China -- past and present

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger discusses what it was like the first time he visited Beijing in 1971, the nation's economic rise, and whether U.S. worries about China are justified.
Posted In: Books

Why did Google just borrow $3 billion?

For Google and other companies sitting on pile of cash, it may seem strange to offer corporate bonds right now. But, then again, now might be the best time to borrow money.
Posted In: Investing

States collect more taxes than expected

Tax revenues are topping projections in California, New Jersey, West Virginia and others.
Posted In: Taxes

New York launches probe into financial crisis

The state attorney general, often dubbed the Sheriff of Wall Street, probes three major banks that issued risky mortgage-backed securities.
Posted In: Housing

Eurozone members approve Portugal bailout, but Germany's not happy about it

Germany is Europe's biggest and richest country. But Germans are growing weary -- and wary -- of their over-sized role in the Eurozone bailouts.

Freakonomics: Why bounty hunters catch more fugitives than police officers

Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner discusses the difference between bounty hunters and police officers that really matters when it comes to catching fugitives.
Posted In: Crime

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Lunar Sea
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Texico Bitches
Broken Social Scene
I'll Always Love My Mama
The Intruders