Marketplace for September 20, 2011

Episode Description 
Marketplace for September 20, 2011

The pros and cons of an underground economy

In these tough economic times, some businesses and individuals are turning to underground economic activities. It's a way to sidestep the government temporarily and make due, but won't be good in the long-term.
Posted In: Economy

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President Obama said yesterday if Republicans won't hike taxes on the rich, he'll protect entitlements. If the two sides can't agree, we're in for across-the-board cuts.

U.S. banks say they have manageable euro debt

A default by Greece may cause little direct harm to the U.S. financial system, but ripple effects are harder to predict.
Posted In: Banks

Don't Ask, Don't Tell ends

Ousted gay and lesbian service members return for jobs.
Posted In: Jobs

New MacArthur fellow hopes to bridge U.S. racial-achievement gap

Harvard economics Professor Roland Fryer is one of 22 recipients of a MacArthur Fellowship. He discusses what he researches and how he plans to use the $500,000 he received.
Posted In: Education

Anemic demand for flu shots

Pharmacies and grocery stores sitting on too much stock
Posted In: Health

Chinese counterfeiters churn out fake U.S. IDs

High-quality printing plants have been making knock-off cigarettes and over-the-counter drugs for years, and are now getting into state drivers licenses. Customs officials have seized thousands.
Posted In: Crime

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