May 10, 2011

Marketplace for May 10, 2011

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Marketplace for May 10, 2011

Segments From this episode

Japan scraps energy plan

May 10, 2011
In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the country will "start from scratch" on its national energy plan.

In the U.K., Big Brother has a driver's license

May 10, 2011
A growing fleet of surveillance cars are plying the streets of London and other British cities looking for scofflaws. But a group of citizens on motorcycles is looking to thwart them.

Illinois moves to aid illegal immigrants

May 10, 2011
State drops out of federal program that deports undocumented residents with criminal records. Law enforcement officials say it focused too much on workers with minor offenses, not hard-core felons.

Egypt seeks to crack down on foreign workers

May 10, 2011
The lack of jobs in Egypt is a major issue of discontent. So the new government has pledged to do something about it.

Microsoft buys Skype for $8.5 billion

May 10, 2011
Skype's Internet phone and video network could give many Microsoft products a sharper competitive edge. But will Skype still be free?

Mortgage fraud reports increase

May 10, 2011
As banks re-examine mortgages, they find fraud committed even during the housing bust.
The shadow of a house key falls over a mortgage application form.
Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Greek debt levels spark more Eurozone fears

May 10, 2011
Greece may need a further $86 billion bailout and may default on its debts. It is once more sparking fears of a deepening crisis in Europe.

Budget trigger explained

May 10, 2011
Most budget-cutting proposals out there say if Congress can't cut the deficit, spending cuts and tax increases kick in automatically.

Music from the episode

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