Marketplace for Thursday, December 8, 2011

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As public education funding continues to get cut, we look at the role of philanthropy in education and hear about philanthrophist Eli Broad's ideas. Congressman Barney Frank talks about the future of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which was a key part of his Dodd-Frank financial reform act. Experience will be an important quality in the 2012 presidential election. European leaders are meeting in Brussels to try and save the euro once again. And baseball player Albert Pujols just signed a major deal with the Los Angeles Angels that could be big for marketing too.

EU summit takes place in Brussels; divisions abound

European leaders gather in Brussels to discuss closer fiscal union and try to save the euro, but EU lawmakers are divided on the way forward.
Posted In: Eurozone, Brussels, European Union

Los Angeles Angels sign Albert Pujols

The heavy-hitter strikes a $254 million deal. Here's how the Angels plan to profit.
Posted In: baseball, MLB

For 2012, out with the new, in with the old

Voters in Iowa will head to the Republican caucus in a few weeks. On the ballot could be a trend that might define the election.
Posted In: GOP, republican primaries, 2012 election

Barney Frank on the future of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The consumer bureau was supposed to be a key part of Congressman Frank's financial reform law, the Dodd-Frank act. He talks about his frustration with Republicans who voted to block the confirmation of a director.
Posted In: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Billionaires go back to school

Philanthropists are funneling big money into public education. Are they too powerful?
Posted In: philanthropy, Education, public school, charter, reform

Jamie Dimon gets it wrong on taxes

The JPMorgan Chase CEO really does not understand.
Posted In: JPMorgan

Running education more like a business

Philanthropist Eli Broad discusses the problems with education and his ideas on how to fix it.
Posted In: eli broad, Education

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In Heat (Javelin Rmx)
So Begins Our Alabee
Of Montreal
Cover Your Tracks
Young Galaxy
The Rip Tide

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