Playlist: Jobs, the Middle East, and Haiti
Posted by Chau Tu
For Marketplace, Friday, March 4, 2011
The jobs numbers came out this morning, and unemployment dropped below 9 percent, but job growth may still be too slow. With oil prices continuing to rise, some Americans are urging Obama to open the nation’s oil reserve. The National Pork Board is changing its advertising strategy.
Some Saudi exiles are saying change is inevitable in the country. Commentator Marjorie Valbrun talked about her history in Haiti and why some want former president Robert Duvalier’s $6 million dollars returned to the country. And Timur Kuran, professor of economics and Islamic Studies at Duke University, spoke about why Islamic law has held back business development in the Middle East. And here are the songs we played:
- Nicoman – Gang Gang DanceBuy
- Cry Baby – Nikka CostaBuy
- I Want Candy – Bow Wow WowBuy
- Faithful – AnwarriorBuy
- If the World – Guns N’ RosesBuy
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