Marketplace for Monday, February 14, 2011

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Marketplace for Monday, February 14, 2011

How JCPenney possibly rigged Google's search algorithm

David Segal of the New York Times talks about his discovery that retailer JCPenney had possibly rigged Google's search algorithm using search engine optimization.
Posted In: Internet, Retail

How much does Egypt's military know about running an economy?

The Egyptian military is continuing to oversee its country's transition. Michael Wahid Hanna, an analyst at the Century Foundation, talks with Kai Ryssdal about how entrenched Egypt's military is in its economy and whether it would be open to reforms.

JPMorgan Chase chases tech investment

JPMorgan Chase is starting a fund to invest in private Internet media firms. But with bubble-like valuations, is it too late to get a good price?
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Health care reform spurs corporate takeover

The likely growth of health care insurance coverage prompts a $3.2 billion purchase of a big provider of ambulance and emergency room services.
Posted In: Health

Obama submits 2012 fiscal budget plan

The budget doesn't touch Medicare and Social Security that make up the biggest chunk of the federal budget. This proposal is where you start, but might not be where you end up.

Mexicans working legally in the U.S. face challenges

Over 150,000 Mexicans come to the U.S. to work legal, temporary jobs each year. Hear how the guest worker system looks from the other side of the border.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs, Mexico

U.S. businesses in the Middle East consider Plan B

Political and economic turmoil in the Middle East is forcing American businesses to make contingency plans in a time of great uncertainty.

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Cissy Strut
The Meters
In Your Deck
D-Tension
Moonshine
Matlock
Girl They Won't Believe It
Joss Stone
Modern Man
Arcade Fire