Feb 22, 2011

Marketplace for February 22, 2011

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Marketplace for February 22, 2011

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Freakonomics: Tackling the looming NFL lockout

Feb 22, 2011
A potential lockout is on the horizon as the current collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and the players' union soon expires. Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner talks with Kai Ryssdal about how profitable the NFL is and the problem some owners have with the league's business model.

Ethics for economists

Feb 22, 2011
Experts from all academic fields offer opinion in the news. But one subject area lacks an official code on what to disclose personally and financially. Commentator Nancy Folbre says she hopes that will change.

Obscure British computer chip designer looks to take on Intel

Feb 22, 2011
British computer chip designer ARM already has components in 85 percent of mobile and smartphones. It now wants to break into the personal computer market, currently dominated by Intel.

Government facing possible shutdown March 4

Feb 22, 2011
Marketplace explores government agency contingency plans if lawmakers can't cut a deal on funding for the rest of this fiscal year.

State protests spread

Feb 22, 2011
Wisconsin protests go wide to Indiana and other states across the Midwest. Thousands of public workers are descending on state capitols to protest states' attempts to balance budgets by stripping unions of bargaining power.

Oil price increase will be felt quickly

Feb 22, 2011
Some countries will feel higher oil prices more than others.

An in-depth look at Libya's oil economy

Feb 22, 2011
Steve LeVine, contributing editor at Foreign Policy and author of "The Oil and the Glory," discusses Libya's oil economy and foreign business dealings.

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