Posted by Daryl Paranada

For Marketplace, Wednesday, June 22, 2011

President Obama delivered a speech on Afghanistan from the Oval Office. We look at the economic effects that a troop drawdown might have.

The Federal Reserve stimulus is winding down in a few days. How much did it help the economy? We take a look.

We look at how a hedge-fund star is stumbling and Google's 1 billion unique visitors.

In international news, the G-20 agriculture ministers discussed ways to curb food price rises and end hunger at a meeting. And in the United Arab Emirates, Economy 4.0 special correspondent David Brancaccio has a story on the costs of Arab economic security

Finally, commentator David Frum thinks Sweden can teach us something, Kai's final note looks at where all the high net worth individuals are, and this being a Wednesday, we've got letters for you.

And here are the songs we played:

  • Love N Hate -- MatlockBuy
  • This is Just a Modern Rock Song -- Belle & SebastianBuy
  • Mesmerise -- ChapterhouseBuy
  • High Class Slim Came Floatin' In -- TortoiseBuy
  • Through The Wind -- Nicolay & KayBuy

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