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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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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Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke (L) speaks during an open meeting of the Financial Stability Oversight Council with U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner at the Treasury Department Oct. 11, 2011 in Washington, D.C.
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