Feb 16, 2011

Marketplace for Wednesday, February 16, 2011

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Marketplace for Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Segments From this episode

FRUM: Reading between the budget lines

Feb 16, 2011
President Obama introduced his budget plan this week. But the real story behind the numbers is what's not being said.

Middle East's unemployed face frustration

Feb 16, 2011
A complaint of protesters across the Middle East is widespread unemployment -- even among the young, motivated and well-educated. It's causing tensions from Jordan to Egypt.

Russia's prescription for prosperity

Feb 16, 2011
American pharmaceutical companies want to build their sales in Russia. Russia is eager to let them so long as they build something else, too. Factories.

More tablet wars for Apple and Google

Feb 16, 2011
The latest battle is over paid subscriptions for digital media, like newspapers and magazines. And just how much of the price Apple and Google will keep.

Wholesale prices, housing starts rise

Feb 16, 2011
Rising wholesale prices raise fresh concerns over inflation. But factory output and housing figures suggest economic weakness will contain prices.

U.S. rallying Europe and others to aid Egypt

Feb 16, 2011
U.S. and its allies are quietly discussing an economic aid package to help Egypt make a stable transition to democracy. The idea is to create the conditions for private job creation.

Letter: No flowers from Kai

Feb 16, 2011
In his final note on Valentine's Day, Kai Ryssdal told us he wasn't getting his wife any valentines, flowers, or any gifts -- just on principle. Listener Molly Bloom tells us how Kai's declaration affected her.

Music from the episode

Des yeux roses Bertrand Burgalat
Tax Free Jimi Hendrix
Be First Kaboose
Selling Records Pregnant