Marketplace for October 27, 2011
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European leaders have finally reached an agreement on how to handle Greek debt. Here in the U.S., GDP is up. Volkswagen is reporting good numbers too. The Occupy Wall Street protests will soon need to decide what to do with its donations. A Los Angeles councilman is trying to revise the city's banking policy. A business owner in Alabama finds himself caught in the immigration debate. And a ranch in Iowa explores both meanings of sustainability.
The EU has a plan to deal with the region's sovereign debt crisis. The markets moved higher today, but many observers say the plan doesn't go far enough.
Posted In: Immigration
A restaurant owner worries his Latino workers will leave Alabama because of a tough immigration law. But after talking to the media, he also worries about losing customers.
As companies grow, sustainable business models can come into tension with social and environmental goals.
Posted In: Banks
Los Angeles Councilman Richard Alarcon is pushing a "banking responsibility ordinance" that would require banks doing business with the city to invest in the community.
Posted In: Final Note
A final note, picking up where we left off a while ago, on the finances behind the Occupy Wall Street movement. In the capital city of Virginia,...