Nov 12, 2012

Marketplace for Monday, November 12, 2012

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The United States is on track to pass Saudi Arabia and become the largest oil producer by 2020. Greece has passed an austerity budget for 2013. Thousands are still left homeless after Sandy and officials are trying to find apartments…

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U.S. to pass Saudi Arabia as top oil producer

Nov 12, 2012
A boom fueled by hydraulic fracturing of shale should add millions of jobs in the U.S. The question: How long will it last?

Greece approves austerity budget: 'Hope has fallen away'

Nov 12, 2012
Greece approves its 2013 austerity budget, making it eligible for a third round of bailout loans.

Will taxing the wealthy really work?

Nov 12, 2012
It depends on the definition of wealthy. But however wealth is measured, increasing their taxes won't solve the whole budget problem.

Groups take to airwaves to warn against 'fiscal cliff'

Nov 12, 2012
Ads from business groups to focus initially on D.C. but could spread nationally.

An actual cliff diver on the fiscal cliff

Nov 12, 2012
America's #1 cliff diver, Steven LoBue, says the slightest miscalculation can spell disaster. How might that apply to the U.S.'s own fiscal cliff?

Homeless vets face challenges in filing disability claims

Nov 12, 2012
The Veteran's Administration has made homeless vets a priority, but delays in getting benefits persist

China's 'hutong' economics

Nov 12, 2012
As China's leaders meet behind closed doors in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, shop owners in the neighborhoods of twisted alleyways known as hutongs share their outlook on their own -- and China's -- economic prospects.

New York landlords urged to house Sandy victims

Nov 12, 2012
Government officials are working with New York City landlords on a plan to house storm victims in vacant apartments.

The United States is on track to pass Saudi Arabia and become the largest oil producer by 2020. Greece has passed an austerity budget for 2013. Thousands are still left homeless after Sandy and officials are trying to find apartments and homes to place them in. The Department of Veterans Affairs has set a goal to end veteran homelessness by 2015, and help homeless veterans access disability payments. We take a look at advertisements warning of the upcoming fiscal cliff, and talk to an actual cliff diver about what it’s like to jump off.

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