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U.S. rallying Europe and others to aid Egypt

Feb 16, 2011
U.S. and its allies are quietly discussing an economic aid package to help Egypt make a stable transition to democracy. The idea is to create the conditions for private job creation.

How much does Egypt's military know about running an economy?

Feb 14, 2011
The Egyptian military is continuing to oversee its country's transition. Michael Wahid Hanna, an analyst at the Century Foundation, talks with Kai Ryssdal about how entrenched Egypt's military is in its economy and whether it would be open to reforms.

Egypt: Wider elections in store

Feb 14, 2011
Many countries have faced the challenge and cost of organizing open elections.

U.K. calls for freeze on Mubarak's assets

Feb 14, 2011
After Hosni Mubarak's resignation, Switzerland froze the deposed leader's assets in the country. Now, as experts prepare to assess Mubarak's purported hidden wealth, Switzerland and the U.K. are encouraging other countries to do the same.

Business experts react to Mubarak's resignation in Egypt

Feb 11, 2011
Reactions to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's resignation, and what Egyptians might be concerned about next.

Egypt's Hosni Mubarak resigns as president

Feb 11, 2011
After an 18-day wave of demonstrations, President Hosni Mubarak hands control of Egypt to the military. Egypt's economy has ground to a halt since the turmoil started over two weeks ago.

Egypt's Mubarak stays in power, businesses stay closed

Feb 11, 2011
Protesters remain on the streets in Egypt after President Hosni Mubarak announced he intends to stay in power for the time being. Businesses and the Egyptian stock market were supposed to open this weekend, but they are likely to remain closed.

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Protests continue to grow in Egypt

Feb 10, 2011
After President Mubarak's speech this evening, angry protests continue in Tahrir Square and elsewhere in the country. Daily News Egypt business editor Amira Ahmed speaks to Kai Ryssdal about the atmosphere and the economic indications.

Egypt's Mubarak may step down Thursday night, reports say

Feb 10, 2011
According to Central Intelligence Agency Director Leon Panetta, U.S. reports indicate that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak could step down as early as Thursday night. Alisa Roth reports from Amman, Jordan, about the economic implications of an Egyptian democracy.

Where Egyptian President Mubarak's money comes from

Feb 9, 2011
Christopher Davidson, a professor of Middle East politics, talks with Kai Ryssdal about how much Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is worth, how he got so rich, and what may happen to that money if he's ousted.