Jun 23, 2011

Marketplace for June 23, 2011

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Marketplace for June 23, 2011

Segments From this episode

Separate and unequal economies in the Arab world

Jun 23, 2011
Separate economic systems are meant to spur investment and foreign entrepreneurialism. But the Arab economic model may in fact be holding economies back.

The FTC launches anti-trust probe over Google ads

Jun 23, 2011
The company's ad-search practices are at issue.

Environmentalists, timber industry team up to fight wildfires

Jun 23, 2011
The Wallow Fire is Arizona's largest fire ever. But a new business venture could help pay to protect other forests in the Western U.S.

Best Buy gets smaller

Jun 23, 2011
The big-box retailer shrinks its box size to grow profits.

Plane-maker Airbus cashes in at Paris Air Show

Jun 23, 2011
Plane-manufacturer Airbus has snagged some very large orders at the Paris Air Show. Its U.S. rival Boeing is not doing so well at the show.

Is tapping into oil reserves a confidence-building measure?

Jun 23, 2011
Sarah Emerson, president of Energy Security Analysis, discusses why the International Energy Agency decided to sell off some of its strategic petroleum oil reserves and how much good the move can do.

The slowing economy changes debt-ceiling talks

Jun 23, 2011
Increasing signs that the U.S. economy is stalling are strengthening talk that the government has to help create jobs, not just cut spending.

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