Marketplace for October 26, 2011
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We looked at who is the top 1 percent and how are they are making their money. President Obama announced a new plan to ease the pain of student loan repayment. Former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta was indicted for insider trading. Personal relationships are affecting the eurozone talks. Floodwaters in Thailand are threatening manufacturing facilities of many multinational corporations. Efficiency efforts to bring down global computing power consumption may be better pointed elsewhere. Lastly, Todd Buccholz's commentary saw the Greek bailout as a question of German culture.
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The president wants to reduce the maximum possible payments and forgive remaining debt after 20 years. We get some perspectives on student loan debt.
An intricate system of dykes and canals has kept floodwater out of Thailand's capital Bangkok, but diverted it to floodplains that house manufacturing facilities of many multinational corporations.
The three key figures in the eurozone bailout discussions aren't quite getting along, and the drama has not helped in finding a solution.
Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: your versions of the grasshopper and ant fable, and how it relates to Greece.