Feb 21, 2011

Marketplace for February 21, 2011


Marketplace for February 21, 2011

Segments From this episode

A habit of learning about money early

Feb 21, 2011
We all know the three "r's" for school: reading, writing, and arithmetic. But some education advocates want to add another mandatory piece of school curriculum: personal finance.
Sammy Rabbit talks to students at KIPP Raices Academy.
Josh Rogosin/Marketplace Money

Prepaid cards hit the market

Feb 21, 2011
Consumers are finding a new way to charge their purchases: prepaid cards. But are they a better alternative to credit cards?
Visa credit cards.
Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Libyan protests push oil prices up

Feb 21, 2011
Libya is a major oil producer. The country's unrest has spilled into the oil markets. So what should we expect in the coming days?

Colonel Sanders more profitable in China than the U.S.

Feb 21, 2011
For the first time ever, KFC is making bigger profits in China than in the U.S.

CARD Act turns 1

Feb 21, 2011
What a difference a year makes -- or does it? A year ago, new rules and restrictions were placed on credit card companies to benefit consumers. So where do we stand now?

The U.S. and the world in an Age of Anxiety

Feb 21, 2011
Financial Times columnist and author Gideon Rachman discusses his thoughts on how international cooperation has given way to conflict in this current "Age of Anxiety."

What spillover will the unrest in Libya have?

Feb 21, 2011
Members of Libya's U.N. delegation called on Colonel Moammar Gadhafi to step down amid reports that the Libyan government fired on protesters. Reporter Mitchell Hartman talks with Tess Vigeland about what's happening in Libya and how people in Egypt are viewing the situation.

Music from the episode

Animals Are Cut in Two Half-Handed Cloud
Fried Chicken And Gasoline Southern Culture on the Skids
Your Touch The Black Keys