May 16, 2011

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Segments From this episode

The human costs of Nigeria's oil industry

May 16, 2011
Nigerian novelist Helon Habila discusses Nigeria's oil industry and whether it can live without the black gold.

Pentagon reviewing Middle East contracts

May 16, 2011
Turmoil in the Middle East is giving the Pentagon second thoughts about some deals worth billions.

U.S. hit debt limit today

May 16, 2011
The government can't legally borrow anymore, so it is staving off default by tapping into federal pension funds.

WellPoint ties increases to hospital outcomes

May 16, 2011
The giant insurer will boost annual payments to only those hospitals that deliver "quality care."

IMF turmoil unlikely to derail Euro debt talks

May 16, 2011
IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn's arrest comes amid concern about Europe's debt crisis, but is unlikely to impact talks to help Greece.

Libyan rebel oil blocked by sanctions and confusion

May 16, 2011
International sanctions aimed by Muammar Gaddafi are blocking the shipment of oil held by rebels from east Libya.

Portugal's mood is dark as nation seeks European aid

May 16, 2011
Europe considers another bailout, this time for Portugal, but its requirements are expected to send Portugal back into recession.

Music from the episode

Indecision Edgar Meyer, Yo-Yo Ma, Mark O'Connor
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