Marketplace for Wednesday, October 3, 2012
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Ahead of tonight's presidential debate, we look at the possibilities of economic growth and whether GOP candidate Mitt Romney will discuss his $17,000 tax deduction plan in more detail. Meanwhile in China, workers are moving closer to home because of an improved economy. And stories on who owns the M-22 highway sign in Michigan, Lenovo's new North Carolina factory, getting paid for tweeting while shopping, and teachers share their Plan B.
Posted In: 2012 election, JetBlue
JetBlue has a new contest it's running; the big prize is a free flight. It's a round-trip flight so you can flee the country...when the candidate you didn't vote for wins.
Posted In: Mitt Romney, 2012 elections, Taxes
Mitt Romney says he wants to lower everyone’s tax rate by 20 percent, and one way of doing that is to restrict deductions of more than $17,000. Experts say Mitt Romney 's deduction cap would mostly impact the wealthy.
Posted In: China, China's Economy, China's Society, great migration
Twenty years after the start of China's great migration of farmers leaving rural China to work at factories along the country's coast, workers are beginning to return home, following an investment boom in China's interior.
Posted In: Teachers and Plan B
There are more than five million teachers in this country, but layoffs have forced many to rethink their careers. Michael Kane recently married another out-of-work teacher; they're living with his parents in Ohio.
Posted In: economic growth, Economy, Election 2012
As President Obama and Mitt Romney practice their talking points and zingers on the American economy, Freakonomics reveals why we may never get big-time economic growth back.
Posted In: highways, Michigan, logo, trademark
In northern Michigan, there's a fight over a trademark on the sign for the iconic and beautiful M-22 -- a state highway that loops through the Leelanau Peninsula.