Marketplace for Friday, September 21, 2012
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If any of you are a little Appled out this Friday, we can sympathize. But at $658 billion, Apple is the biggest company by stock value -- and now its shares are up more than 70 percent. So... is that a good thing? We've been hearing over the past few weeks from some of the thousands of teachers in this country who've been laid off. But what about the teachers that leave because they want to? Plus, we take a fish-eye view of what exactly makes a person middle class and, on its 50th birthday, we reflect on what about 2012 the Jetsons got right -- and where they dropped the hoverball.
Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam of the Dinner Party fill you in on what stories flew under the radar for your weekend.
Posted In: middle class, Election 2012, Obama, romney
What we can learn from American history about the presidential candidates' plans for the middle class.
Posted In: emmy awards, television, cable
Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Homeland and Downton Abbey -- what do they all have in common? All of them are on Sundays, all of them are up for Emmys -- and none of them air on a major network.
Posted In: jetsons, future
It's been 50 years since the Jetsons debuted on television, meaning we're halfway to the futuristic 2060 society the show envisioned. So, are we on the right track for jetpacks and hover-cars? ...Maybe not.