Marketplace for Wednesday, November 9, 2011
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Today we kicked off a two-part series looking into how Chinese students gain admission into U.S. colleges. Italians reacted to the news that Prime Minister Berlusconi will eventually resign. And though they both have debt problems, Italy and Greece aren't the same. Bond investors in Italy are starting to demand high interest rates. Here in the U.S., Alaska Airlines begins boarding planes that being flown, in part, on biofuels. Three mayors discussed their cities' current financial situations. And commentator Megan McArdle talked about creating jobs for the 99 percent.
Voices from the streets of Rome on Italian's current debt crisis.
Millions of Americans are out of work. So what can the federal government do?
Italy's borrowing cost rose above 7 percent today, causing worry on global markets, but comparisons with Greece overlook a number of key differences.
Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: the money in Republican "debates," the Conficker worm and why revolution hasn't come to Saudi Arabia.
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