Marketplace for October 28, 2011
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On today's show, Kai spoke with a Greek native who's leaving the country because of unemployment. Here in the U.S., consumers are spending more, but also cutting into their savings. In Washington, though, it's all about "going big" and making major cuts to the deficit. Chase is deciding to forgo debit card fees, although customer charges will come from other places. Commentator Jon Wertheim says the days when public taxpayers dollars built arenas is slowly coming to an end, and that'll change the economics of sports. Kai also spoke to director Andrew Niccol about his new film, "In Time," where time literally is money.
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Academics take on "The Jersey Shore," getting prosecuted for selling fake maple syrup and Kentucky is giving away a bridge.
Theodora Oikonomides discusses why she has no choice but to leave her home country of Greece, and how her friends and colleagues feel about the crisis there.