Marketplace for Thursday, November 17, 2011
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On today's show, we looked at how one might brand Occupy Wall Street. Some retailers are gearing up for Christmas early, while others are sticking to one holiday at a time. You may be charged more for health care if you smoke or are overweight. And we also heard about the history of skyscrapers, and the latest on the NBA lockout.
Posted In: If the 1% had less would the 99% be better off?
Join us for a week long commentary series asking that question. We'll hear from economists, academics, and the public.
Kate Ascher's new book takes a closer look at the history behind the buildings the make the skylines of the world.
More 200,000 people around the world took part in attempts to break or make records.
Posted In: NCAA, college sports
NCAA President Mark Emmert discusses whether there is room for sanctions against Penn State and the difficulty of managing a college institution while keeping a big-time football program in check.