Mar 15, 2011

Marketplace for March 15, 2011

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Marketplace for March 15, 2011

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Colorado's cracked dams create budget dilemma

Mar 15, 2011
Colorado faces a tough budget year due to the loss of tax revenue and growing costs to keep programs and services running. It's inspired some creative thinking to fix the state's dams.

Giving out foreign aid

Mar 15, 2011
The revolution in the Middle East has led many to question: What's next for U.S. foreign aid to the region?

Europe's nuclear energy dilemma

Mar 15, 2011
Europe wants to cut carbon emissions and move away from fossil fuels. But nuclear energy is now suspect because of recent events in Japan.

In Japan: Fear of the unknown

Mar 15, 2011
Mixed messages over nuclear threat create uncertainty and panic; some citizens flee.

Despots' real estate holdings in London

Mar 15, 2011
Middle Eastern dictators often own expensive homes in London's best neighborhoods, but there is a mounting backlash against their luxury lifestyles.

Fed meets amid uncertain demand for Treasurys

Mar 15, 2011
The biggest buyers of U.S. Treasurys -- the Federal Reserve, China and Japan -- may be losing their appetite. What does that mean for interest rates?

U.S. corporations donate millions for Japan relief efforts

Mar 15, 2011
More than $50 million has been promised to Japan in what will likely be the largest relief response since the 2004 Southeast Asian tsunami.

Natural gas can substitute for nuclear power

Mar 15, 2011
Natural gas is a clean alternative to coal, oil and nuclear power, and its supply is growing, but the production of natural gas poses its own environmental risks.

Music from the episode

Will There Be Stars Blonde Redhead
Two Weeks Grizzly Bear
Pockets Four Tet