Feb 15, 2011

Marketplace for February 15, 2011

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Marketplace for February 15, 2011

Segments From this episode

Greece may build fence to stop illegal immigrants

Feb 15, 2011
Greece is the back door into Europe for 90 percent of illegal immigrants. Now it wants to close its border with a seven-mile fence at a critical crossroads.

Separation barriers in the world

Feb 15, 2011
Greece. Iraq. South Korea. Those are just some of the countries that have man-made separation barriers, places to prevent the flow of people and goods. Why? Take a listen...

A long, long legal bet

Feb 15, 2011
Ecuador's Chevron lawsuit potentially pays big -- both for the plaintiffs and their hedge fund investors.

Administration pumps $25 million into Internet freedom

Feb 15, 2011
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton detailed the Obama Administration's plan in a speech today. The money will go to help dissidents evade Internet firewalls and e-mail surveillance in autocratic countries. It will also fund more efforts by the State Department to use social networks like Twitter.

President Obama defends his 2012 budget

Feb 15, 2011
Obama is coming under attack for lack of leadership and ignoring many of the recommendations from his own deficit reduction commission.

NYSE: American icon goes global to survive

Feb 15, 2011
The New York Stock Exchange-Deutsche Borse merger creates a global icon that in many ways leaves stocks and retail investors behind.

Middle East nations try to buy off dissent

Feb 15, 2011
From Bahrain to Jordan, rulers are increasing benefits to the poor. They want to defuse the popular anger that toppled Hosni Mubarak in Egypt.

China's big unemployment problem

Feb 15, 2011
Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Rob Schmitz about the challenging job market Chinese college grads are facing.

Music from the episode

Smoke On The Water Pat Boone
Hardgroove The RH Factor
"Fall Back" Dear Jayne Feat. the Dream