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Playlist: Egypt and Advertising

Posted by Katharine Crnko

For Marketplace Morning Report, Monday January 31, 2011

As the protests continue in Egypt, many of the people calling for change are under 30. As unemployment estimates among Egypt's college graduates reaches 30, Scott Tong explains the strained relationship between Egypt's economy and its growing young population.

As the protests continue in Egypt, many of the people calling for change are under 30. As unemployment estimates among Egypt's college graduates reaches 30, Scott Tong explains the strained relationship between Egypt's economy and its growing young population.

Have you ever looked at a particularly ugly piece of clothing, and wondered "How did this even get made?" With the help of new tools like Polyvore.com -- a social networking site where fashion-followers can create collages of their favorite trends -- data can take the guess work out of getting dressed.

Microsoft's new Kinect video game system can potentially see what you're doing in your living room. Sound spooky? It could be a boon for advertisers.

The protests continue in Egypt today. Steve Chiotakis speaks with John Hamilton, North African specialist at Cross Border Information about how American companies are reacting to the political unrest.

The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland wrapped up this weekend. Some critics of the event say that the forum didn't help the global economy, but others say the affects of the forum may just take longer to surface.

As the turmoil continues in Egypt, global economies are beginning to feel the affect of the protests. Jeremy Hobson speaks with Jennifer Hughes, Senior Markets Correspondent for the Financial Times, about the events in Egypt and how they affect the global economy.

Steve Chiotakis speaks with Naguib Sawiris, chairman of the Egyptian telecom company Orascom, about the events in Egypt, and how a democratic government will benefit Egyptian businesses.

It's another day of protests in Egypt. And Moody's Investors Service cut Egypt's credit rating and revised its outlook to negative, showing concern about how the unrest is costing the government. Scott Tong explains.

Jeremy Hobson speaks with Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist with Standard and Poors, about the protests in Egypt and how they could affect the global economy.

Here are the songs we played:

  • Aladdin's Story -- Death in VegasBuy
  • The Wild Bunch -- Guru Dawn Buy
  • (untitled) -- Neutral Milk Hotel Buy
  • Fefe Naa Efe -- Fela KutiBuy
  • Dinner with a Gypsy -- He is LegendBuy

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