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Marketplace for May 18, 2011

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Marketplace for May 18, 2011

Mississippi businesses band together to build their own levee

Foreman Morgan Spivey led a group of local businesses in Vicksburg, Miss., to take the flood situation in their own hands and build a levee in order to save their businesses and nearby homes.

International Monetary Fund leadership discussed

IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn faces sexual assault charges. International leaders ask if he can keep his job and, if not, who should take over.

LinkedIn IPO heats up

The social networking site goes public tomorrow. Its stock price could say a lot about the tech bubble.
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Letters: Giving Pakistan aid, the Internet filter bubble

Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: getting oil from Canada, giving Pakistan aid and the Internet filter bubble.

The new lending way

Understanding the U.S budget means taking a look at a change in the way the government is financed.

High diesel costs spur electric trucks

Soaring diesel prices have spurred interest in electric trucks, particularly for companies that have urban delivery routes.

Beyond the copy: Xerox CEO keeps focus on the business process

Xerox CEO Ursula Burns discusses Xerox's role and image in today's business world, her management style, and how she feels being the first African-American female CEO of a Fortune 500 company.

Xerox CEO Ursula Burns: Full interview

Xerox CEO Ursula Burns discusses Xerox's role and image in today's business world, her management style, and how she feels being the first female African-American CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Listen to the full interview.

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Strange Chemistry
Sackcloth Fashion
Northside Diehard
Matlock
Let the Music (Instrumental)
Oddisee