Feb 10, 2011

Marketplace for Thursday, February 10, 2011

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Marketplace for Thursday, February 10, 2011

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The Great Migration

Feb 10, 2011
More than six million African Americans moved out of the South between World War 1 and 1970. The exodus was called the Great Migration and it transformed American culture and identity, from our music to our economy to our politics.

Stopping dictators retiring with their profits

Feb 10, 2011
Ousted dictators often stash away money while in office and then retire to live off their ill-gotten gains. Now, there are moves to stop that.

Poverty fuels protests in the Middle East

Feb 10, 2011
In countries such as Egypt and Jordan, the poor are locked out and frustrated because a corrupt elite hogs opportunities and assets.

The fast pace of change at the New York Stock Exchange

Feb 10, 2011
Kai Ryssdal talks to Teddy Weisberg, the president of Seaport Securities, about the potential merger of the New York Stock Exchange with Germany's Deutsche Borse AG.

A world without Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Feb 10, 2011
Kai Ryssdal talks to Peter Goodman, business editor at the Huffington Post, about home buying and ownership post-Fannie and Freddie Mac.

Protests continue to grow in Egypt

Feb 10, 2011
After President Mubarak's speech this evening, angry protests continue in Tahrir Square and elsewhere in the country. Daily News Egypt business editor Amira Ahmed speaks to Kai Ryssdal about the atmosphere and the economic indications.

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