Feb 7, 2011

Marketplace for February 7, 2011

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Marketplace for February 7, 2011

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Tunisia: Promises of a brighter future

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Feb 7, 2011
Tunisia's nickname in Arabic is "Tunis the Green." It's kind of puzzling if you come here in the summer, when everything is sun-baked, or if you...

Promoting Climate Change: Hits and Misses

Feb 7, 2011
If you heard my story today on Marketplace, you know there's some debate over exactly what sort of messaging is best suited to climate change. Co...

The cost of a Super Bowl ad over a year in time

Feb 7, 2011
This final note today, a last word and some perspective on the utter ridiculousness of Super Bowl ads. More specifically, how much money companies...

Climate messages may be all wrong

Feb 7, 2011
Environmental activists are adjusting their words and strategy as "climate change" and "global warming" messages fail to win the public's attention.

NFL free universe

Feb 7, 2011
Green Bay's win over the Steelers set a television record for viewers. But now the NFL has to deal with another blockbuster: It might not be in business next season.

Google executive freed in Egypt

Feb 7, 2011
Google's marketing chief in Egypt had been held for organizing Mubarak opponents. Google itself has taken activist stands on government controls.

Under former dictator, corruption stunted economic growth in Tunisia

Feb 7, 2011
Tunisians get to work trying to root out wide-spread corruption that held back the country's GDP.

Business in Egypt slowly returning to normal

Feb 7, 2011
Khalil Nasrallah, co-founder of Wadi Foods in Egypt, discusses how his food export business is recovering from the political unrest in Egypt.

President Obama asks Chamber of Commerce to hire

Feb 7, 2011
In exchange, the president offered American businesses a deal: Incentives like tax breaks, better infrastructure, and trade deals. But economists say it's not that simple.

The impact of the AOL-Huffington Post merger

Feb 7, 2011
AOL is buying the Huffington Post for $315 million. Ken Auletta, media writer for The New Yorker, talks with Kai Ryssdal about whether the deal was a surprise and what this means for Arianna Huffington.

Music from the episode

Spreadin' Honey - Remastered Mono Version Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
Egyptian Reggae - Live Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers