Marketplace for Friday, November 11, 2011
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On today's show, we looked at how the seeds of the eurozone debt crisis were sown in the formation of the European Union half a century ago, and at the different regions of Italy and how they're surviving. Mixed martial arts, or MMA, has overtaken boxing as America's favorite contact sport. The labor movement is trying to join forces with Occupy Wall Street, and gain recognition.
Professor Steven Weber discusses the history of Europe as a political and monetary union, and what's next for the eurozone.
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Who eats the most fast food, the exclusivity of Occupy Harvard, and the bizarre behaviors surrounding 11/11/11.
Italy hopes small businesses can pull it out of the present crisis but red tape abounds and Italian regional disparities make a bad situation worse.