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Marketplace for Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Gas prices continue to rise, but why are we paying more at the pump? Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping met with President Obama at the White House today, highlighting disputes over currency and trade between the two nations. New York bureau chief Heidi Moore explores the controversy in the Volcker Rule. What impact would sanctions have on the Syrian economy? And Kai Ryssdal talks to John and Maggie Anderson about their experiment in shopping only at black-owned businesses for a year.

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A Druze man waves the Syrian flag as he stands on the back of a motorcycle, during a rally at the village of Majdel Shams near the border between Israel and Syria on Feb. 14, 2012 in Golan Heights. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she'll support more sanctions on Syria.
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