Mar 4, 2011

Marketplace for March 4, 2011

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Marketplace for March 4, 2011

Segments From this episode

Saudi exiles in London predict change

Mar 4, 2011
Saudi Arabia has not seen the sort of mass protests taking place in Yemen or Bahrain but Saudi exiles in London say change is inevitable.

The money trail in Haiti

Mar 4, 2011
Former Haitian leader Jean-Claude Duvalier returned to Haiti in January after living in exile for 25 years. Why did he return?

The pork industry adopts a new ad slogan

Mar 4, 2011
After 25 years, the National Pork Board is changing its advertising tune. Out goes "The Other White Meat." In comes "Pork: Be Inspired."
The new pork logo and slogan, "Pork: Be Inspired."
Courtesy of the National Pork Board

Obama urged to open U.S. oil reserve

Mar 4, 2011
With oil prices at just about $103 a barrel, some members of Congress are asking President Obama to open the nation's strategic oil reserve in an effort to bring down the cost of gasoline.

Weekly Wrap: Jobs, government shutdown

Mar 4, 2011
Kai Ryssdal talks to Cardiff Garcia from the Financial Times and Felix Salmon from Reuters about the jobs numbers out today, and the possibility of a government shutdown.

Hiring drops jobless rate below 9%

Mar 4, 2011
Slow growth in employment is still a concern.

How Islamic law has affected Middle East economics

Mar 4, 2011
Duke University professor of economics and Islamic studies Timur Kuran talks about how Islamic law has held back business development in the Middle East.

Music from the episode

Cry Baby Nikka Costa
I Want Candy - Re-Recorded Bow Wow Wow