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Marketplace for October 20, 2011

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Marketplace for October 20, 2011

Protesters urged to demand "Robin Hood" tax

Occupy Wall Street protesters are urged to back a 1 percent tax on financial transactions. The idea is already being considered in Europe.
Posted In: Wall Street

Southwest fuel hedge misstep

Southwest looked smart a couple of years ago when it managed to lock in low fuel prices before gas prices surged. Now it, too, has been caught by a volatile fuel market.
Posted In: Airlines

Buy a house, win a visa

A couple of senators are introducing legislation to grant U.S. visas to foreigners who invest at least half a million dollars in housing.
Posted In: Housing

Looking at the people who work on Wall Street in 'Margin Call'

Filmmaker JC Chandor discusses his new movie and whether it's easy to make Wall Street workers villains nowadays.

Lousy economy turning up in advertising

In an effort to connect with consumers, advertisers reference the struggling economy in their pitches. But there are risks.

The future of Muammar Gaddafi's assets

Now that Muammar Gaddafi is dead, attention will turn to the assets he held all over the world, and how the money might be returned back to the Libyan people.

After Gaddafi, an uncertain future for rest of Africa

Gaddafi invested heavily in development projects all over Africa. What happens to the countries and those investments now?

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I Was A Lover
TV On The Radio
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Neutral Milk Hotel
Brain Gallop
Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks