Marketplace for Thursday, October 4, 2012
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A day after the presidential debate and people are talking about... Big Bird. Mitt Romney said he wants to stop giving subsidies to PBS, even though he loves Big Bird. We explore what economic class the "Sesame Street" character is in. We also look at Medicare reform and polling data from Gallup. Plus, how much would you pay to promote a post on Facebook? And stories on the impact of sanctions against Iran, crime in the bankrupt city of San Bernardino, Calif., and we check in with a Midwest farmer to see how he's doing after the summer drought.
Posted In: Medicare
Some efforts to change the government health care program for seniors has triggered fireworks; others, not so much.
Posted In: 2012 election, polls
After the first presidential debate on Wednesday, the political polling season is about to kick into high gear. Why polls matter, and why we like them so much.
Posted In: drought, Economy, livestock, commodity
Recent rain in Missouri has helped drought-stricken farmers. Cattle rancher Ken Lenox says the grass is practically jumping out of the ground. Despite the promise of new feed, hay prices remain high, and ranchers are closely guarding what they have.