Feb 9, 2011

Marketplace for Wednesday, February 9, 2011

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Marketplace for Wednesday, February 9, 2011

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Building a road to a better economy in Bhutan

Feb 9, 2011
Until just about 40 years ago, Bhutan didn't have any paved roads. Now, the country's first democratically elected parliament is making good on a promise to residents to build roads to the most remote of mountain villages. It's already making a difference.

Reich: Legal challenges to the health care law

Feb 9, 2011
The legal fight over health care legislation is heating up. The biggest challenge: Requiring individuals to buy insurance.

Jordan's elite stifles economic opportunity

Feb 9, 2011
In Jordan, as in Egypt and some other nations in the Middle East, a rich minority hogs the benefits and the poor are often locked out.

Staples creates sustainable products

Feb 9, 2011
Staples is offering sustainable paper products and compostable kitchen items to corporate customers. Helping corporations be sustainable is also a way to sustain Staples.

White House budget to give states relief

Feb 9, 2011
President Obama wants to let states suspend billions in interest payments on money borrowed from the federal government to cover unemployment benefits.

Letters: Michelle Obama's style, the green message

Feb 9, 2011
Kai Ryssdal reads your responses to Marketplace stories.

Fed's Bernanke says economy is healing

Feb 9, 2011
Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke, facing the Republican-controlled House for the first time, says the economy is moving in the right direction.

Where Egyptian President Mubarak's money comes from

Feb 9, 2011
Christopher Davidson, a professor of Middle East politics, talks with Kai Ryssdal about how much Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is worth, how he got so rich, and what may happen to that money if he's ousted.

Music from the episode

Smoothie Song Nickel Creek
I Just Wanna Love You Can You Flow?