Feb 11, 2011

Marketplace for Friday, February 11, 2011

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Marketplace for Friday, February 11, 2011

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Fashion stores go mobile in Portland

Feb 10, 2011
Portland, Ore. has a reputation for mobile food carts. But now you'll find trailers and buses selling clothes and fashion accessories.

Weekly Wrap: Fannie and Freddie Mac, the federal budget

Feb 11, 2011
Kai Ryssdal talks to Leigh Gallagher from Fortune magazine and Sudeep Reddy from the Wall Street Journal about the dismantling of Fannie and Freddie Mac and what they hope and expect to see with the federal budget.

Business experts react to Mubarak's resignation in Egypt

Feb 11, 2011
Reactions to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's resignation, and what Egyptians might be concerned about next.

The rewards and costs of democracy in the Middle East

Feb 11, 2011
From Egypt to Jordan to Yemen, people want democracy in the Middle East. But investors can sometimes punish new democracies for their lack of "stability."

Obama unveils housing finance plan

Feb 11, 2011
The idea is to gradually wind down government-sponsored mortgage re-packagers, which means consumers will pay more for home loans.

Nokia teams up with Microsoft

Feb 11, 2011
Nokia outfits its phones with Windows 7 in a move to rebuild its business and grab a piece of the last untapped phone market: Cell phone users who have yet to make the switch to smartphones.

No go on zip codes

Feb 11, 2011
A California Court has ruled that retailers can no longer ask consumers who use credit cards for their zip codes, and then store the numbers. The move is a big blow to retailers who profited from using, and selling, that information.

Small talk: Expensive soccer games, real-life thinking caps

Feb 11, 2011
Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam talk to Marketplace staffers about the stories that didn't make the headlines. This week: the most expensive game in history, a new way to heat up the swimming pool, and a real-life thinking cap.