Marketplace for Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Episode Description 
Marketplace for Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Michelle Obama's impact on fashion

Kate Betts, author of "Everyday Icon," talks with Kai Ryssdal about Michelle Obama's influence on fashion and how it's being reflected in style trends.

Freakonomics: How we sell pain

Life can hurt. Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner talks to Kai Ryssdal about how people sell the notion of pain.

Jordan, like Egypt, faces protests, poverty

The kingdom of Jordan, like Egypt, has seen weeks of protests over corruption and calls for reform. Jordan is a key U.S. ally in the Middle East. Stephen Beard talks the details with Kai Ryssdal.

China raises interest rates to nip inflation

China raised interest rates for the second time in six weeks, highlighting inflation fears that are worrying many developing economies.
Posted In: China, The Federal Reserve

Broadway musical 'Spider-Man' skewered

Scathing reviews of "Spider-Man" a month before it even opens pose the latest challenge to the troubled $65 million Broadway show.
Posted In: Entertainment

Toyota failures not caused by electronics

U.S. study blames mechanical problems for sudden-acceleration cases.
Posted In: Auto

Pot smoking on Capitol Hill

Washington's army of lobbyists is joined by a new special interest, the National Cannabis Industry Association.
Posted In: Law

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Smoke On The Water
Pat Boone
Spiderman Theme
Massimo Faraò
Call On Me
Janet
High Class Slim Came Floatin' In
Tortoise