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.

Many doubt efficacy of EU debt deal

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.

"Occupy" protesters grapple with money issues

With more than $400,000 in donations but no desire to name leaders, the Occupy Wall Street protest faces a challenge: Who will manage the money?
Posted In: Wall Street

Gross domestic product up

The economy expanded at an annual rate of 2.5 percent in the third quarter. That's the strongest growth in a year. Why is this happening and can it keep up?
Posted In: Economy

Volkswagen on course for profitable year

But could the German automaker be in danger of over-expanding?
Posted In: Auto

Alabama delicatessen owner burned by immigration comments

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.
Posted In: Immigration

For Niman Ranch, two definitions of 'sustainable'

As companies grow, sustainable business models can come into tension with social and environmental goals.

Los Angeles ordinance would require banks to invest locally

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: Banks

Tea Partiers demand refund, say Occupiers weren't charged

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,...
Posted In: Final Note

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