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Feb 18, 2011

Marketplace for Friday, February 18, 2011

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Marketplace for Friday, February 18, 2011

Segments From this episode

Panel moots new rules on high-frequency trading

Feb 18, 2011
Experts advise U.S. securities regulators impose tougher rules on high-frequency trading to prevent a sequel to the May 6, 2010, "flash crash."

Egyptian protesters celebrate as labor strikes continue

Feb 18, 2011
Egyptians celebrated the week anniversary of former President Hosni Mubarak stepping down, while demonstrations continued over pay and working conditions. Reporter Mitchell Hartman talks with Kai Ryssdal about what he saw in Tahrir Square and how the revolution in Egypt is affecting the country economically.

Woman swears off Internet for six months

Feb 18, 2011
A journalism professor goes offline, and finds her relationships suffer and shopping a chore.

Weekly Wrap: Obama's 2012 budget.

Feb 18, 2011
Kai Ryssdal Megan McArdle of The Atlantic and Felix Salmon from Reuters about Obama's budget and what impact it'll have on the economy.

High food prices cause concern in Middle East

Feb 18, 2011
Rising food costs hurt poor and middle class people in the Middle East. Prices have fueled protests everywhere from Jordan to Yemen and Egypt.

Democrats flee Wisconsin to avoid union vote

Feb 18, 2011
Republicans in Wisconsin plan to cut collective bargaining powers for unions. But Democratic legislators have cleared out of the state to stop the vote.

Music from the episode

Spilt Milk Dujeous
Welcome to the Jungle Vitamin String Quartet
Brother Lee Citizen Cope
Brother Lee Citizen Cope