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Bin Laden Dead

Following the terrorism money trail

by Tess Vigeland May 3, 2011
Osama bin Laden's death is expected to have an impact on terror financing. Matthew Levitt of The Washington Institute discusses how counterterrorism officials follow that money trail.

The problem with cheap food

by Marketplace Staff May 3, 2011
Soaring food prices have caused worldwide protests. But making food less expensive isn't the only solution.
Freakonomics Radio

Freakonomics: Is handing down a business good for business?

by Marketplace Staff May 3, 2011
Family-firm succession is alive and well. But is it good for profits? Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner takes a look at why it happens -- and why it doesn't happen so much in the U.S.

Swiss freeze $1 billion in dictators' assets

by Stephen Beard May 3, 2011
Swiss banks say they have frozen almost $1 billion in assets from the former leaders of Egypt and Tunisia, as well as Colonel Gaddafi.

Fewer American homes own TV sets

by Stacey Vanek Smith May 3, 2011
TV ownership in the U.S. has fallen for the first time in 20 years due to poverty and the Internet. The young and restless watch TV online.

Geithner extends debt ceiling deadline

by David Gura May 3, 2011
The Treasury Secretary can postpone the day of reckoning until August 2. Congress created the debt ceiling, but that ceiling has little to do with bigger issues like spending and taxation.

Levee breach spares town but douses harvest hopes for many farmers

by Adam Allington May 3, 2011
The Army Corps of Engineers' move to blow up an agricultural levee saves Cairo, Ill., from flooding, but inundates prime growing land in Missouri, costing farmers hundreds of millions in losses.

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