Marketplace for Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Episode Description 
Marketplace for Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Who's next in E.U. financial crisis?

As Portugal nearly gets shut down by strikes from two labor unions and students protest education cuts in Italy and the U.K., the question arises of what is to come next in the European Union's financial crisis. Will it makes its way to recovery, or continue to falter?

What's a realistic 'normal' unemployment rate?

The unemployment rate in the U.S. has been stuck for a while now at just under 10 percent. Our pre-Great Recession rate was around 5 percent. Is it realistic to believe we can get back to that rate now, though? Alisa Roth explains that we may have to get used to a 'new normal.'
Posted In: Jobs

Australian mine gets into the rare earths game

In the world of rare earths -- the critical metals that are believed to be the fuel of tomorrow -- China is the global leader. Then came news that an Australian mine hopes to be operating by next year. Will other countries -- like the U.S. -- be following soon?
Posted In: Environment

Letters: The two-minute pitch, student athletes

Tess Vigeland reads your responses to our stories about Netflix's new online-streaming-only plan, student athletes and money and applying for a job via voice mail.

The Greek basketball league, post-debt crisis

The Greek basketball league would draw American players with fat contracts that included apartments, cars and even having your income taxes paid. Reporter Joanna Kakissis takes a look at the Greek basketball league today.
Posted In: Sports

FRUM: Don't raise taxes for the rich

Commentator David Frum doesn't think taxing the rich is going to get the economy out of a rut.
Posted In: Taxes

Wide gaps in well-being across the U.S.

Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio takes a drive across Virginia and sees both examples of some of the state's best and worst towns.
Posted In: Education, Jobs

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Elevator Headphone
Japancakes
Basketball Beat [Explicit]
Koushik
Hardgroove
The RH Factor
Brain Freeze
Sackcloth Fashion