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Marketplace for October 28, 2011

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.

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Consumer spending up

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Austerity is in vogue

(L-R) U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ), U.S. Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT), U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) and U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) participate in a Joint Deficit Reduction Committee hearing October 26, 2011 in Washington, DC.
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