Marketplace for Wednesday, June 6, 2012
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General Motors is facing a pension crisis. To save themselves more than $20 billion in pension obligations, they're giving big buyouts to some retirees. A new study shows that having a trade certificate under your belt dramatically improves your salary. Compared to earlier this year, oil prices are way down -- so when will our wallets notice the difference? We hears from listeners about their thoughts on last week's View Park story and about what it means to be middle class. And Kai Ryssdal talks to Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz about how inequality harms our economy.
Posted In: Entertainment, Sports, hockey, L.A. Kings, NBC
The Los Angeles Kings could win their first Stanley Cup hockey championship ever tonight. But fans will have to pay a premium to see it whether they watch from the pricey seats at the Staples Center, in a sports bar or at home on cable TV.
Posted In: joseph stiglitz, income inequality
The Nobel Prize for Economics winner talks about how he thinks income inequality is harming our economy.
Posted In: Systemic Risk Council, Sheila Bair, finance
The former chairwoman of the FDIC talks about her new financial watchdog group, the Systemic Risk Council, and the state of the global financial industry.