Apr 7, 2011

Marketplace for April 7, 2011

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Marketplace for April 7, 2011

Segments From this episode

A federal shutdown has economic consequences

Apr 7, 2011
If the government closes for just a few days, the economic effect amounts to a bad blizzard. If it lasts longer, it could affect the fragile economic recovery.

In a first, Europe pips the Fed on rate hike

Apr 7, 2011
By raising interest rates before the Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank signals that inflation is a bigger risk than other economic woes.

Gaddafi's oil revolution

Apr 7, 2011
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has had an eventful career. But one aspect of his life has largely been forgotten in the West.

Arab world can help itself

Apr 7, 2011
Millions of dollars will be spent rebuilding the Middle East. Arab countries can play a vital role in funding those projects.

Malls lose tenants despite retail uptick

Apr 7, 2011
Retail sales may be on the mend, but malls across America continue to lose tenants. Some attribute the decline to the dominance of online sales.

Trying to find compromise before a government shutdown

Apr 7, 2011
Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz discusses the GOP's side of the budget discussions.

What to do with Fannie and Freddie

Apr 7, 2011
Economics professor Lawrence White discusses the problem with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and what ought to be done with the mortgage giants.

Music from the episode

Son Of Neckbone - 1999 - Remaster Beastie Boys