Oct 19, 2011

Marketplace for October 19, 2011

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Marketplace for October 19, 2011

Segments From this episode

Reich: Debating America's future

Oct 19, 2011
Labels are routine in conversations about politics. But do those labels limit our debates?

Letters: David Frum's departure, North Dakota's jobs

Oct 19, 2011
Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: reactions to David Frum's resignation as a regular Marketplace commentator, job competition from robots and fracking in North Dakota.

Pharmacies offer counseling to stressed Italians

Oct 19, 2011
In the midst of the European economic crisis, Italian pharmacies bring in psychologists to counsel people stressed by the hard times.

Protesters spark fear among some bankers

Oct 19, 2011
Though peaceful so far, the Occupy Wall Street movement has some bankers worried about their personal safety.

Massive protests in Greece continue

Oct 19, 2011
A Greek protester speaks about what's going on in Athens, and what needs to change.

Social Security bennies bump up

Oct 19, 2011
Social Security gets its first adjustment since 2009. The average Social Security benefit will rise by $516 to $14,748. Is that a meaningful bump?

Taking the slow train as Europe meets hard times

Oct 19, 2011
Portugal and Spain planned a new high-speed train between Lisbon and Madrid. Spain did its part. Now, Portugal can't afford to finish the line.

Steel prices fall dramatically

Oct 19, 2011
With growth expectations unmet, steel manufacturers cut production.