Marketplace for Monday, February 13, 2012
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The Greek parliament has approved a new austerity plan. What would happen if the U.S. economy adopted the Greek austerity measures? Today, a share of Apple went up to over $500 -- but it's still actually pretty cheap. General Electric plans to hire 5,000 U.S. veterans over the next five years. Kai Ryssdal talks to renowned sociologist Eric Klinenberg about biggest demographic shift since the Baby Boom, and to writer Abe Sauer about the product placements economy.
Posted In: Greece, austerity, budget cuts
Overnight, the Greek parliament imposed drastic cuts that will layoff some 150,000 government workers, raise the retirement age and lower the minimum wage by 20 percent. What would the same cutbacks feel like here in the U.S.?
Posted In: product placement, marketing, advertising
The website Brandchannel's annual Product Placement Awards highlight brand cameos in the year's top films. And as Brandchannel's Abe Sauer says, the purpose of product placement isn't only about the cash.
Posted In: Unemployment, military
General Electric plans to hire 5,000 veterans over the next five years. But vets are still challenged to find jobs in today's workforce.
Posted In: mortgage settlement, Housing, foreclosures
Banks will pay out billions over questionable foreclosure practices, like robo-signing. Will homeowners in hard-hit Nevada feel relief?