Posted by Chau Tu

For Marketplace, Wednesday, February 9, 2011

On today's show, we heard about where Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's money comes from, and what might happen to it if he's ousted. Meanwhile in Jordan, many are feeling stifled by a rich minority that hogs benefits and blocks economic opportunity. And in southeast Asia, Bhutan continues to process of building roads -- of which they had none just 40 years ago -- to further their economy.

Back in the States, Ben Bernanke met with the GOP-controlled House Budget Committee for the first time. President Obama's budget is expected to help states out a bit. Commentator Robert Reich considers the legal challenges facing health care reform. And Staples is looking toward corporate offices to set a sustainable model. Here are the songs we played:

  • Smoothie Song - Nickel CreekBuy
  • Madad - Mohammed Mounir
  • I Just Wanna Love You (Jay-Z) - Can You Flow?Buy
  • Sensual Seduction (Snoop Dogg) - International Hip-Hop Beat MakersBuy