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Marketplace for May 9, 2011

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Marketplace for May 9, 2011

State senator mulls competing budget priorities

New Hampshire Senate President Peter Bragdon knows popular state programs will need to be cut. The hard part is deciding which ones.

The downside to Western technology in the Middle East

Silicon Valley firms have played a big role in the Arab Spring. But some of their technology has been used as tools for tyrants.

California's top public universities may go upscale

Facing budget cuts, California and other states are considering letting their most selective research universities set their own, higher tuitions.
Posted In: Education

Apple tops the list for brand value

An annual survey of the top 100 brands says the company behind the iPhone and the iPad has a brand worth $153 billion. That beats Google, Microsoft and McDonald's.

Damage estimates are flooding over

With record flooding reaching Memphis, damage estimates are soaring -- with no clear answer on who will pay.

Housing market faces headwinds

The outlook for home values continues to darken as foreclosed properties flood the market and government supports are removed.
Posted In: Housing

Who will foot the bill to compensate Fukushima victims?

Columbia Law School Professor Curtis Milhaupt discusses whether Tepco, the company that owns the Fukushima plant, will be responsible for paying victims and what impact the nuclear disaster might have on Japan's power policy.

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How Long Do I Have To Wait For You (Instrumental)
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
What Have I Done To Deserve This? (With Dusty Springfield) [2001 Remastered Version]
Pet Shop Boys
For a a Few Dollars More
Will T. Bear
The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders Part I: The Great Frontier Part II: Come to Me Only With Playthings Now
Sufjan Stevens
Faithful (Instrumental)
Anwarrior