Oct 27, 2011

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European leaders have finally reached an agreement on how to handle Greek debt. Here in the U.S., GDP is up. Volkswagen is reporting good numbers too. The Occupy Wall Street protests will soon need to decide what to do with its donations. A Los Angeles councilman is trying to revise the city's banking policy. A business owner in Alabama finds himself caught in the immigration debate. And a ranch in Iowa explores both meanings of sustainability.

Segments From this episode

Los Angeles ordinance would require banks to invest locally

Oct 27, 2011
Los Angeles Councilman Richard Alarcon is pushing a "banking responsibility ordinance" that would require banks doing business with the city to invest in the community.

Tea Partiers demand refund, say Occupiers weren't charged

Oct 27, 2011
A final note, picking up where we left off a while ago, on the finances behind the Occupy Wall Street movement. In the capital city of Virginia,...

For Niman Ranch, two definitions of 'sustainable'

Oct 27, 2011
As companies grow, sustainable business models can come into tension with social and environmental goals.

Alabama delicatessen owner burned by immigration comments

Oct 27, 2011
A restaurant owner worries his Latino workers will leave Alabama because of a tough immigration law. But after talking to the media, he also worries about losing customers.

Volkswagen on course for profitable year

Oct 27, 2011
But could the German automaker be in danger of over-expanding?

Gross domestic product up

Oct 27, 2011
The economy expanded at an annual rate of 2.5 percent in the third quarter. That's the strongest growth in a year. Why is this happening and can it keep up?

"Occupy" protesters grapple with money issues

Oct 27, 2011
With more than $400,000 in donations but no desire to name leaders, the Occupy Wall Street protest faces a challenge: Who will manage the money?

Many doubt efficacy of EU debt deal

Oct 27, 2011
The EU has a plan to deal with the region's sovereign debt crisis. The markets moved higher today, but many observers say the plan doesn't go far enough.

European leaders have finally reached an agreement on how to handle Greek debt. Here in the U.S., GDP is up. Volkswagen is reporting good numbers too. The Occupy Wall Street protests will soon need to decide what to do with its donations. A Los Angeles councilman is trying to revise the city's banking policy. A business owner in Alabama finds himself caught in the immigration debate. And a ranch in Iowa explores both meanings of sustainability.

Music from the episode

Let's Call It Off - Single Version Peter Bjorn and John
Cover Your Tracks Young Galaxy