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Marketplace for Friday, November 11, 2011

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On today's show, we looked at how the seeds of the eurozone debt crisis were sown in the formation of the European Union half a century ago, and at the different regions of Italy and how they're surviving. Mixed martial arts, or MMA, has overtaken boxing as America's favorite contact sport. The labor movement is trying to join forces with Occupy Wall Street, and gain recognition.

Segments From this episode

Occupy Wall St.

Some cities asking Occupy protesters to clear out

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Nov 11, 2011
The mayor of Portland, Ore., is giving demonstrators until midnight Saturday. Oakland's police union wants protesters out too. But organized labor's building inroads.

Small business woes hamper Italian growth

by Stephen Beard Nov 11, 2011
Italy hopes small businesses can pull it out of the present crisis but red tape abounds and Italian regional disparities make a bad situation worse.

Sovereign debt is the new toxic asset

by Stacey Vanek Smith Nov 11, 2011
After the subprime mortgage crisis, investors fled to "safe" government debt. The eurozone crisis shows how toxic those bonds have become.
Small Talk

Small talk: Fast-food eaters, Occupy Harvard, 11/11/11

by Marketplace Contributor Nov 11, 2011
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Who eats the most fast food, the exclusivity of Occupy Harvard, and the bizarre behaviors surrounding 11/11/11.

Weekly Wrap: Super committee, and Europe

by Marketplace Staff Nov 11, 2011
Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street. This week: the super committee's deadline for fixing the deficit is nearing; Europe's woes continue.

Mixed martial arts makes network debut

by Eve Troeh Nov 11, 2011
Could this weekend's fights on Fox be the "ultimate" challenge to boxing's dominance?

How the debt crisis is shaping Europe's future

by Marketplace Staff Nov 11, 2011
Professor Steven Weber discusses the history of Europe as a political and monetary union, and what's next for the eurozone.

Music from the episode

Sex and Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll - Live Ian Dury, The Blockheads
Rock & Folk Marc Grau

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