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The super committee has five days to come up with a deficit-cutting plan -- will they reach an agreement? Commentator Gary Hirshberg says energy efficiency needs to be considered in the plan. Meanwhile, high-end brands are considering ways to profit…

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Weekly Wrap: Super committee woes

Nov 18, 2011
Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street. This week: The odds of a solution by the super committee, and what might happen if they don't agree on anything.

U.S. needs energy standards

Nov 18, 2011
Should the government invest more in energy efficiency programs? Creating more jobs depends on that answer.

A green Gucci?

Nov 18, 2011
The parent company of Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent plans to track the profit and loss associated with the environment impacts of its luxury brands.

The next global crisis: Currency wars

Nov 18, 2011
Author Jim Rickards discusses how currency wars affect everyday Americans and why intentionally lowering the value of currencies doesn't work.

Super committee running out of time

Nov 18, 2011
With just five days left before the Wednesday deadline to figure out how to cut the deficit by at least $1.2 trillion, the super committee hasn't been able to agree on where to get the $1.2 trillion. Some say…

OWS as meme

Nov 18, 2011
Occupy Wall Street references have seeped into daily lingo and situations that have nothing to do with money, movements or Wall Street.
Demonstrators with the Occupy movement are seen reflected in a sign November 2, 2011 in Oakland, Calif.
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NCAA launches investigation into Penn State

Nov 18, 2011
NCAA President Mark Emmert has announced that an investigation into the Penn State scandal would start immediately.

Letters: Occupy Wall Street and the 99%

Nov 18, 2011
Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: considering wealth distribution and the Occupy movement.

The super committee has five days to come up with a deficit-cutting plan — will they reach an agreement? Commentator Gary Hirshberg says energy efficiency needs to be considered in the plan. Meanwhile, high-end brands are considering ways to profit environmentally. Author Jim Rickards talks about the currency wars and their role in a global crisis. And “Occupy” is becoming much more than a movement — it’s now a cultural meme.

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