Marketplace for Wednesday, February 9, 2011

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Marketplace for Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Where Egyptian President Mubarak's money comes from

Christopher Davidson, a professor of Middle East politics, talks with Kai Ryssdal about how much Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is worth, how he got so rich, and what may happen to that money if he's ousted.

Fed's Bernanke says economy is healing

Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke, facing the Republican-controlled House for the first time, says the economy is moving in the right direction.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve

Letters: Michelle Obama's style, the green message

Kai Ryssdal reads your responses to Marketplace stories.

White House budget to give states relief

President Obama wants to let states suspend billions in interest payments on money borrowed from the federal government to cover unemployment benefits.
Posted In: Jobs

Staples creates sustainable products

Staples is offering sustainable paper products and compostable kitchen items to corporate customers. Helping corporations be sustainable is also a way to sustain Staples.
Posted In: Environment

Jordan's elite stifles economic opportunity

In Jordan, as in Egypt and some other nations in the Middle East, a rich minority hogs the benefits and the poor are often locked out.

Reich: Legal challenges to the health care law

The legal fight over health care legislation is heating up. The biggest challenge: Requiring individuals to buy insurance.
Posted In: Health

Building a road to a better economy in Bhutan

Until just about 40 years ago, Bhutan didn't have any paved roads. Now, the country's first democratically elected parliament is making good on a promise to residents to build roads to the most remote of mountain villages. It's already making a difference.

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Smoothie Song
Nickel Creek
I Just Wanna Love You
Can You Flow?
Sensual Seduction (made famous by Snoop Dogg)
Instrumental Hip Hop Beat Makers