Marketplace for Tuesday, October 9, 2012
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Greece, and was greeted by massive street protests. Meanwhile, Wall Street Journal reporter Liz Rappaport discusses how Wall Street is now backing Mitt Romney this election after backing Barack Obama in 2008. Welders are in big demand and have the potential to bring home large paychecks. A Chicago official looking to reduce gun violence and to close a budget gap has proposed taxing guns and ammunition. After Hurricane Katrina, insurance premiums rose sharply in the Gulf, and residents say the increase may lead them to lose their homes. And the Amish are now venturing into other forms of business.
Posted In: Greece, Angela Merkel, Whats up Europe
What are Greeks thinking about after a visit from Germany's Chancellor Merkel? Anger, frustration -- and some merriment.
Posted In: home insurance, Gulf residents, Mississippi, foreclosure, Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana
Gulf Coast insurance premiums have skyrocketed in recent years, and homeowners advocates say they're seeing people at risk of going into foreclosure because they can't afford their mortgage plus their insurance.