Feb 14, 2011

Marketplace for Monday, February 14, 2011

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Marketplace for Monday, February 14, 2011

Segments From this episode

U.S. businesses in the Middle East consider Plan B

Feb 14, 2011
Political and economic turmoil in the Middle East is forcing American businesses to make contingency plans in a time of great uncertainty.

Mexicans working legally in the U.S. face challenges

Feb 14, 2011
Over 150,000 Mexicans come to the U.S. to work legal, temporary jobs each year. Hear how the guest worker system looks from the other side of the border.

Obama submits 2012 fiscal budget plan

Feb 14, 2011
The budget doesn't touch Medicare and Social Security that make up the biggest chunk of the federal budget. This proposal is where you start, but might not be where you end up.

Health care reform spurs corporate takeover

Feb 14, 2011
The likely growth of health care insurance coverage prompts a $3.2 billion purchase of a big provider of ambulance and emergency room services.

JPMorgan Chase chases tech investment

Feb 14, 2011
JPMorgan Chase is starting a fund to invest in private Internet media firms. But with bubble-like valuations, is it too late to get a good price?

How much does Egypt's military know about running an economy?

Feb 14, 2011
The Egyptian military is continuing to oversee its country's transition. Michael Wahid Hanna, an analyst at the Century Foundation, talks with Kai Ryssdal about how entrenched Egypt's military is in its economy and whether it would be open to reforms.

How JCPenney possibly rigged Google's search algorithm

Feb 14, 2011
David Segal of the New York Times talks about his discovery that retailer JCPenney had possibly rigged Google's search algorithm using search engine optimization.

Music from the episode

In Your Deck D-Tension
Moonshine Matlock
Cissy Strut The Meters