Marketplace for Friday, November 18, 2011

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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.

Letters: Occupy Wall Street and the 99%

Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: considering wealth distribution and the Occupy movement.
Posted In: letters, Occupy Wall Street

Weekly Wrap: Super committee woes

Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street. This week: The odds of a solution by the super committee, and what might happen if they don't agree on anything.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap

OWS as meme

Occupy Wall Street references have seeped into daily lingo and situations that have nothing to do with money, movements or Wall Street.
Posted In: Occupy, Occupy Wall Street

Super committee running out of time

With just five days left before the Wednesday deadline to figure out how to cut the deficit by at least $1.2 trillion, the super committee hasn't been able to agree on where to get the $1.2 trillion. Some say all they've come up with so far is gimmicks offering no real solutions.
Posted In: super committee

NCAA launches investigation into Penn State

NCAA President Mark Emmert has announced that an investigation into the Penn State scandal would start immediately.
Posted In: Penn State

U.S. needs energy standards

Should the government invest more in energy efficiency programs? Creating more jobs depends on that answer.
Posted In: energy efficiency

The next global crisis: Currency wars

Author Jim Rickards discusses how currency wars affect everyday Americans and why intentionally lowering the value of currencies doesn't work.
Posted In: currency, Global Currency War

A green Gucci?

The parent company of Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent plans to track the profit and loss associated with the environment impacts of its luxury brands.
Posted In: green, sustainable fashion, fashion

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Loud Pipes
Gotta Be Something
Lose Yourself (Soundtrack Version) [Explicit]
Mocean Worker
What's Crazy (Instrumental)

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