Marketplace for Friday, October 12, 2012
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The Nobel committee has awarded the Peace Prize to none other than the European Union. Meanwhile in the U.S., Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has signed a bill that will allow controversial fracking on several Pennsylvania college campuses. Amy Scott reports on a school that's opened up an on-campus vision center for students. Some craft micro-brewers are changing the stigma of going from glass to aluminum. And the vice presidential candidates debated jobs and 6 percent unemployment last night in their debate. We get the website Rap Genius to help us decode what Joe Biden and Paul Ryan said.
Posted In: Nobel Prize, European Union, Whats up Europe
The Nobel Prize committee announces their pick for this year's Nobel Peace Prize. The winner? The European Union.
Posted In: Joe Biden, Paul Ryan, debate, Mahbod Moghadam
Mahbod Moghadam of RapGenius.com says the lack of rhyme in the vice presidential debate was "malarkey".
Posted In: fracking, natural gas, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's state colleges have been hit hard by budget cuts. Now the state is allowing natural-gas drilling on campuses to raise money for the system.
Posted In: Postal Service
The post office said today it's going to make it through the month without going broke, thanks to the presidential election.