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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Monday, February 13, 2012

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.

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The idea of living alone often conveys loneliness and isolation. But with more and more Americans living alone, author Eric Klinenberg argues that solo living is both enjoyable and economically beneficial.
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Here, Greek Prime minister Lucas Papademos addresses lawmakers during the crucial vote in Athens.
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Economy
President Obama's budget says that it costs 2.4 cents to make a penny because copper and assorted raw materials are so expensive now. He wants the Treasury Department to use cheaper materials in order to save money.
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