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Marketplace for Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Va. governor wants to privatize liquor stores

If you want to buy hard alcohol in Virginia, you'll have to head to one of the state-owned ABC stores, where vodka, gin and bourbon have a hefty mark-up. But the state is considering privatizing the liquor market to help the government through the recession.
Posted In: Food

Frum: More focus on the economy, not the deficit

Commentator David Frum thinks the U.S. can learn some lessons on the decisions the German government and central bank made during the years after East and West Germany reunified.

Life after Lula

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is a tough act to follow. Whoever succeeds him will have to figure out how to balance da Silva's expensive social programs with the country's budget.

The House's bill against foreign currency manipulation

Kai Ryssdal talks to Eswar Prasad about the House's new bill that'll slap tariffs on countries that manipulate their currencies -- Target: China.

Can BP really change?

Robert Dudley will officially take over the CEO spot at BP this Friday, Oct. 1, but he's been re-shuffling the BP administration. Will he be able to successfully change BP's image?
Posted In: Oil

European workers protest austerity cuts

Workers across Europe took to the streets to protest austerity cuts by their governments. But even with such a big show of solidarity, European governments will most likely go ahead with the budget cuts.

Gov't may sell its AIG stock soon

Insurance company AIG is in talks with members of the Fed and the Treasury Department on how the company will return the billions the government lent AIG.

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A New Career In A New Town (1999 Digital Remaster)
David Bowie
The Daydream
Tycho
68 State
Gorillaz
6th Avenue Heartache
The Wallflowers
As The World Turns
Oddisee