Marketplace for October 19, 2011

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Marketplace for October 19, 2011
1

Steel prices fall dramatically

With growth expectations unmet, steel manufacturers cut production.
Posted In: Economy
3

Taking the slow train as Europe meets hard times

Portugal and Spain planned a new high-speed train between Lisbon and Madrid. Spain did its part. Now, Portugal can't afford to finish the line.
0

Social Security bennies bump up

Social Security gets its first adjustment since 2009. The average Social Security benefit will rise by $516 to $14,748. Is that a meaningful bump?
1

Massive protests in Greece continue

A Greek protester speaks about what's going on in Athens, and what needs to change.
9

Protesters spark fear among some bankers

Though peaceful so far, the Occupy Wall Street movement has some bankers worried about their personal safety.
Posted In: Wall Street
0

Pharmacies offer counseling to stressed Italians

In the midst of the European economic crisis, Italian pharmacies bring in psychologists to counsel people stressed by the hard times.
14

Reich: Debating America's future

Labels are routine in conversations about politics. But do those labels limit our debates?
1

Letters: David Frum's departure, North Dakota's jobs

Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: reactions to David Frum's resignation as a regular Marketplace commentator, job competition from robots and fracking in North Dakota.

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