Jan 21, 2011

Marketplace for Friday, January 21, 2011

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Marketplace for Friday, January 21, 2011

Segments From this episode

Germany's strong economy provides lessons for America

Jan 21, 2011
Germany is good at making things that foreigners want to buy. But frugality and worker protections are key components of Germany's economic strength.

Weekly Wrap: U.S. banks, Chinese trade relations

Jan 21, 2011
Kai talks to Megan McArdle of The Atlantic and our very own New York bureau chief Heidi Moore about U.S.-China trade relations, the health of American banks

China tightens law on land seizures

Jan 21, 2011
China's government introduced new laws to protect people whose land is seized by local officials for future development.

A warning about your online profile

Jan 21, 2011
The Upright Citizens Brigade comedy sketch group "Nice Kitchen" warns us about the dangers in posting too much information online via social media.

GE's Immelt leads Obama economic panel on jobs

Jan 21, 2011
President Obama shifts his focus to jobs, tapping GE's Jeffrey Immelt to bring practical and symbolic leadership to his economic advisory panel.

Bank of America's Countrywide hangover

Jan 21, 2011
Bank of America's losses show it's still paying the price for Countrywide's bad housing bets. How deep is the bank's mortgage hole?

The challenges ahead for Google

Jan 21, 2011
The big announcement that Google co-founder Larry Page was taking over as CEO didn't go down so well on Wall Street. Marketplace's Steve Henn talks to Kai Ryssdal about the challenges that lie ahead for the company, and why it…

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