Dec 12, 2011

Marketplace for Monday, December 12, 2011

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U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron continues to defend his decision not to sign the EU's treaty last week. U.N. delegates in South Africa decided to extend their climate talks this weekend to reach an agreement. Post-revolutionary Egypt tries to figure out to handle its food supply. Zynga might become the second-largest IPO behind Google. And we hear recommendations for the best books of 2011.

Segments From this episode

Britain's prime minister defends snubbing Europe

Dec 12, 2011
British PM David Cameron today told lawmakers in parliament why he didn’t sign on last week to the European Union’s fiscal union plan.

2011 in review: Top author interviews on Marketplace

Dec 12, 2011
From Paul Allen to Henry Kissinger, here's a list of some of my favorite author interviews this year

Companies and colleges scramble for .xxx domains

Dec 12, 2011
.xxx was recently approved for porn sites, but colleges, corporations and nonprofits are buying up certain domains just to be safe.

Zynga gets ready for IPO

Dec 12, 2011
The company behind "FarmVille" and other online games could begin selling stock this week. And there's nothing virtual about it.

Food fuels Egypt's revolution

Dec 12, 2011
Egyptians hope new democracy will begat a new era, as Egypt struggles to feed its 85 million people.

The best business books of 2011

Dec 12, 2011
At the end of the year, Marketplace takes a look at the best business books of 2011. We asked some of our regular contributors and voices we respect to share their picks for favorite business books of the year. Plus, Kai offers his own recommendations.

EU agreement isn't necessarily the right fix

Dec 12, 2011
Twenty-six of 27 European Union leaders will pursue strict budget rules. But austerity may not be the best prescription for Europe's debt crisis.

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron continues to defend his decision not to sign the EU’s treaty last week. U.N. delegates in South Africa decided to extend their climate talks this weekend to reach an agreement. Post-revolutionary Egypt tries to figure out to handle its food supply. Zynga might become the second-largest IPO behind Google. And we hear recommendations for the best books of 2011.

Music from the episode

Call It What You Want Foster The People
Call It What You Want Foster The People