Marketplace for Monday, December 12, 2011

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U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron continues to defend his decision not to sign the EU's treaty last week. U.N. delegates in South Africa decided to extend their climate talks this weekend to reach an agreement. Post-revolutionary Egypt tries to figure out to handle its food supply. Zynga might become the second-largest IPO behind Google. And we hear recommendations for the best books of 2011.

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EU agreement isn't necessarily the right fix

Twenty-six of 27 European Union leaders will pursue strict budget rules. But austerity may not be the best prescription for Europe's debt crisis.
Posted In: Eurozone, euro, European Union

Britain's prime minister defends snubbing Europe

British PM David Cameron today told lawmakers in parliament why he didn’t sign on last week to the European Union’s fiscal union plan.
Posted In: Europe, Britain, david cameron

Zynga gets ready for IPO

The company behind "FarmVille" and other online games could begin selling stock this week. And there's nothing virtual about it.
Posted In: zynga, IPO, farmville

Food fuels Egypt's revolution

Egyptians hope new democracy will begat a new era, as Egypt struggles to feed its 85 million people.
Posted In: Egypt

2011 in review: Top author interviews on Marketplace

From Paul Allen to Henry Kissinger, here's a list of some of my favorite author interviews this year
Posted In: favorite interviews, Best Books, Books

The best business books of 2011

At the end of the year, Marketplace takes a look at the best business books of 2011. We asked some of our regular contributors and voices we respect to share their picks for favorite business books of the year. Plus, Kai offers his own recommendations.
Posted In: Books, Best Books

Companies and colleges scramble for .xxx domains

.xxx was recently approved for porn sites, but colleges, corporations and nonprofits are buying up certain domains just to be safe.
Posted In: Internet

U.N. delegates extend climate conference to hammer out deal

Quite surprisingly, a few crucial items were finally agreed upon.
Posted In: UN climate conference

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Modern Saints
The Von Bondies
Call It What You Want
Foster The People
Golden Brown
The Stranglers
We Are (Instrumental)
Anwarrior