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The Top Five Films of the Financial Crisis

Aug 24, 2011
We're headed for another recession! Or maybe we're just still in a contraction. Whatever you call it (the Great Integration?), the tumultuous eco...

Credit Where Credit is Due

Aug 23, 2011
Saran Sholar invested in her education and thought she was a shoe-in for the job. Having spent many years as a human resources professional, she...

The Recession's Consumer Paradox

Aug 23, 2011
David Brancaccio was in Los Angeles last week to guest host Marketplace Money. The theme: Borrow or spend? If we don't spend, life gets drained...

Storming the Capital: A CFPB Walking Tour

Jul 20, 2011
David Brancaccio travels to Washington to see the institutions interested in the powerful new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau....

A New Oprah Rising in the Middle East

Jun 23, 2011
This may come as a surprise, but television designed to make the world a better place is still possible. Amira Al Fadl is a charismatic interview...

Free Zones: A Tale of Two Economies

Jun 23, 2011
Think one economy is hard enough to regulate? Try Two. In the U.A.E., so-called "free zones" allow foreigners to set up businesses for nominal fe...

How Much? The Costs of Economic Security

Jun 22, 2011
For Emiratis, getting a cushy government job is the easy and preferred choice. In fact, the government provides amble benefits with little work. ...

A Private Sector for the Public Good in Egypt

Jun 22, 2011
The World Bank may not have anticipated the Arab Spring uprisings, but they claim to have a plan for the future. They've announced billions of do...

Building Community in Cairo's Satellite Cities

Jun 21, 2011
In Egypt's capital, good affordable housing isn't just a concern -- It's a demand. While Cairo's swelling population clings to the Nile, some Egy...

Oasis or Mirage? The Costs of a Sustainable City

Jun 21, 2011
Masdar City sounds like a utopia. Located in the deserts outside Abu Dhabi, the capital of the U.A.E., it was envisioned as the world's first car...