Marketplace for Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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When it comes to the economy, it's not all bad news -- what might Ben Bernanke and Timothy Geithner be thankful for this year? Germany's struggling to sell its debt. Black Friday sales could be massive this year. Blogger Jon Chonko's new book takes an intimate look at sandwiches. Some Americans living in rural areas are learning to cope with the loss of the local grocery store. We explore the origins of Occupy Wall Street, and author Jess Walter talks about jobs and work.

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Black Friday bonanza

It could be the biggest one yet. But will it pay off for retailers as much as consumers?
Posted In: Black Friday

Dissecting the art of the sandwich

Jon Chonko's new book takes apart the sandwich -- quite literally.
Posted In: Food

German bonds auction flop raises alarm

Muted interest in German 10-year bonds at an auction today raised feared that investors are getting jittery even over the eurozone's strongest economy.
Posted In: Germany, german stock exchange, bonds

'Food Deserts' spread in rural America

As grocery stores close in small towns, fewer people have easy access to fresh food. Some communities are working to change that.
Posted In: grocery, food desert

Our economic Thanksgiving

What are Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner thankful for? Hint: We’re not Europe.

Walter: Writers on Work

Walter: Writers on Work This week, we've been hearing from authors about the topic that is sure to come up over many Thanksgiving dinners: the economy. Here's novelist Jess Walter.
Posted In: Writers on Work

Pre-Occupy, post-Occupy

Mattathias Schwartz discusses the origins and future of Occupy Wall Street.
Posted In: Adbusters, #OccupyWallStreet, Zuccotti Park

Turkey (the country) gets a pardon

Fitch said it's bumping Turkey's outlook to positive from stable. Something to be thankful for.
Posted In: turkey

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Got It Twisted - Instrumental
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Go With You
Toro Y Moi
Powerless (Say What You Want) (Album Version)
Nelly Furtado
Paper Planes (DFA Remix)
Delicious Tears
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