Aug 26, 2011

Marketplace for August 26, 2011

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Marketplace for August 26, 2011

Segments From this episode

U.S. foreign intervention: Changing of the Guard?

Aug 26, 2011
The U.S. participation in the Libyan conflict has been described as "leading from behind." Europe took a larger role in helping the revolution.

Weekly Wrap: Bernanke scolds Washington

Aug 26, 2011
Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street. This week: the Federal Reserve announces it can do little more for the economy, while consumer confidence continues to drop.

East Coast businesses prepare for Irene

Aug 26, 2011
New York City merchants search for sandbags in preparation for Hurricane Irene, while Wall Street worries about getting employees to work on Monday.

No new stimulus for now

Aug 26, 2011
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke looks to Congress instead.

China's energy crisis takes spark out of some businesses

Aug 26, 2011
In the midst of its worst energy crisis in years, China has told some companies to expect rolling blackouts through the summer. That's making it hard to do business.

The website you've been waiting for

Aug 26, 2011
At long last, the Obama administration launches a website that enables would-be wonks to explore the inner workings of federal departments and agencies. You can find it at performance.gov

A fellowship program for entrepreneurs

Aug 26, 2011
The new nonprofit Venture for America seeks to provide fresh talent for small startup companies in struggling cities. Think of it like a Teach for American program for entrepreneurship.

Music from the episode

Son Of Neckbone Beastie Boys
Dani California Red Hot Chili Peppers