Marketplace for Monday, September 10, 2012
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Chicago teachers went on strike today for the first time in 25 years, and it could cost the city $25 million. The United States Treasury is thinking about selling $18 billion worth of its AIG stock. A group from Mexico has traveled to Washington D.C. to plead with elected officials to change the way the U.S. conducts the war on drugs. Kai Ryssdal talks to author Scott Reynolds Nelson about his new book "A Nation of Deadbeats" and about how historically Americans aren't very good at paying their debt. And we look at why this past weekend's movie box office was the worst in nearly a decade.
Posted In: Mexico, guns, cartels
Relatives of victims murdered in Mexico travel the U.S. to persuade gun dealers to stop selling assault weapons.
Posted In: Chicago, teachers, strike
350,000 kids have an unexpected day off today. So what are parents doing with their kids?
Posted In: spain, Europe debt crisis, Whats up Europe
Markets have been a brighter in the past week after the European Central Bank announced a plan to keep Spain, Italy and other troubled economies afloat. But the possibility of even more austerity on top of sky-high unemployment has the Spanish worried.
Posted In: AIG, bailout
The U.S. government will continue to hold major stakes in the housing and financial worlds even though it is set to sell most of its remaining investment in AIG.