Aug 22, 2011

Marketplace for August 22, 2011

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Marketplace for August 22, 2011

Segments From this episode

An economics time machine

Aug 22, 2011
Some of the pressing narratives in this current climate are job creation, government debt, the U.S. place in the global economy. So how do we get the American economy working again?

Libya developments ease oil prices

Aug 22, 2011
Experts say any new government in Libya will quickly restore the country's oil exports. This leads to greater certainty and lower oil prices

Apple, Microsoft duke it out over college student computer market

Aug 22, 2011
The companies behind the rival computer formats offer give-aways to entice collegiate buyers (and hopefully earn a life-long customer).

Hot temps melt away Texas' agriculture business

Aug 22, 2011
Record heat has Texas farmers and ranchers scrambling to stay in business.

Wages still don't keep up

Aug 22, 2011
Workers will get modest raises this year, but prices are rising faster

Disaster spending breaks records

Aug 22, 2011
Just in time for Hurricane Irene's arrival, U.S. disaster spending breaks $35 billion in 2011, tying the previous yearly record

What's next for Libya

Aug 22, 2011
This weekend and today came news of the likely end to Muammar Gaddafi's rule over Libya. So what's next for a country that has an economy so heavily dependent on oil?

Markets await words from Fed's Bernanke

Aug 22, 2011
A year after the Federal Reserve chairman primed stocks with plans to buy up bonds, investors await a key speech for signs of another big move

Music from the episode

Give Sackcloth Fashion
Give Sackcloth Fashion
Champions Dan The Automator, Rakaa, Aceyalone
Champions Dan The Automator, Rakaa, Aceyalone
Champions Dan The Automator, Rakaa, Aceyalone
Champions Dan The Automator, Rakaa, Aceyalone