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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 21, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 21, 2011

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Flash Crash

A "Flash Crash" prevention plan

by Heidi Moore Feb 21, 2011
Experts have advised U.S. financial regulators to place tougher rules on high-speed computer trading to prevent a sequel to the May 6 "Flash Crash." But technology is driving stock markets to merge, raising questions about whether bigger exchanges will make things worse. New York bureau chief Heidi Moore reports.

Internet dating is big business

by Marketplace Staff Feb 21, 2011
The online dating industry has been flat in recent years, but still generates a billion dollars in revenue.
Fallout: The Financial Crisis

Global leaders discuss an economic 'early warning system'

by Stephen Beard Feb 21, 2011
Representatives from the G-20 -- the world's 20 largest economies -- met in Paris this weekend to discuss how to measure "global imbalances" in the economy. One goal of the summit was to determine a way to measure those "imbalances" and prevent another financial crisis, as Stephen Beard reports.
The New Egypt

Egypt opens banks, businesses

by Mitchell Hartman Feb 21, 2011
Over the weekend, Egypt began the slow process of reopening businesses, schools, banks and museums following the political turmoil that led to the resignation of former president Hosni Mubarak. As Mitchell Hartman reports from Cairo, Egypt is beginning to recover from weeks of protesting and unrest.
Federal Budget

Bored with budget talks

by Bob Moon Feb 21, 2011
After last week's budget roll-outs, Republicans and Democrats continue to blame each other for the impasse over proposed spending cuts. But Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan says he is bored with the budget faceoff, and explains that neither side has proposed a plan that would fix the deficit.
Discontent in the Middle East

Oil prices up as turmoil escalates in Libya

by Mitchell Hartman Feb 21, 2011
British Petroleum announced today it is suspending preparations to drill in the Libyan desert. And the price of oil is headed up as violent unrest builds in Libya. Mitchell Hartman explains.
The New Egypt

U.S. considers an Internet kill switch

by John Dimsdale Feb 21, 2011
In the wake of the unrest in Egypt, the U.S. government is discussing the merits of a switch that would shut the Internet down. When former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak ordered Internet service providers to turn off access to the web in Egypt, the U.S. objected. But if the Internet itself was under attack, should the government have the authority and ability to turn it off? John Dimsdale reports.

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