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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Friday, November 18, 2011

The super committee has five days to come up with a deficit-cutting plan -- will they reach an agreement? Commentator Gary Hirshberg says energy efficiency needs to be considered in the plan. Meanwhile, high-end brands are considering ways to profit environmentally. Author Jim Rickards talks about the currency wars and their role in a global crisis. And "Occupy" is becoming much more than a movement -- it's now a cultural meme.

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OWS as meme

Demonstrators with the Occupy movement are seen reflected in a sign November 2, 2011 in Oakland, Calif.
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The Wall Street sign near the front of the New York Stock Exchange August 5, 2011.
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Sustainability

A green Gucci?

General view of the exterior of a refurbished Gucci London store in London, England.
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Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) (C) is questioned by reporters as he arrives for a meeting with fellow members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, or 'super committee,' in the U.S. Capitol Nov. 18, 2011 in Washington, D.C.
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