Feb 2, 2011

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Segments From this episode

Bulgaria -- better economy brings no happiness

Feb 2, 2011
In recent years the economy of Bulgaria has improved but country's citizens do not seem to be much happier.

FRUM: The economics of political unrest

Feb 2, 2011
The demonstrations across Egypt have brought the possibility of political change to the country. And the economy has a lot to do with it.

Treasury resets debt ceiling to April or May

Feb 2, 2011
Some lawmakers don't want to lift that $14 trillion ceiling. Instead, they say pay interest to holders of government debt. Everyone else could get left holding the bag.

Search smackdown for Google and Bing

Feb 2, 2011
Google runs a search-engine sting operation that appears to catch Microsoft in the act of copying Google's algorithm. It's the latest battle in the escalating war between the giants.
Google v. Bing.
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Letters: Trash for energy, the costs of telecommuting

Feb 2, 2011
Bob Moon reads your reactions to stories we've aired.

Egypt bank closures halt remittances

Feb 2, 2011
The shutdown of banks in Egypt is blocking Egyptians working overseas from sending money home. Remittances are nearly as important to the economy as tourism.

Big storms drive trade in snow derivatives

Feb 2, 2011
Snow derivatives started trading only two years ago -- and it's been snowing ever since.

Some big corporations pay taxes that aren't so high

Feb 2, 2011
New York Times columnist David Leonhardt talks with Bob Moon about the paradox of corporate taxes: why big corporations like Yahoo and General Electric pay taxes that aren't very high, and whether anything can be done about it.

Music from the episode

Around The World Red Hot Chili Peppers
Destruction of Man D-Tension
Welcome to the Jungle Vitamin String Quartet
[untitled] Neutral Milk Hotel
Whims Of Chambers Rodney Whitaker, Ron Blake, Wycliffe Gordon, Stefon Harris, Eric Reed, Carl Allen