Oct 28, 2011

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On today's show, Kai spoke with a Greek native who's leaving the country because of unemployment. Here in the U.S., consumers are spending more, but also cutting into their savings. In Washington, though, it's all about "going big" and making major cuts to the deficit. Chase is deciding to forgo debit card fees, although customer charges will come from other places. Commentator Jon Wertheim says the days when public taxpayers dollars built arenas is slowly coming to an end, and that'll change the economics of sports. Kai also spoke to director Andrew Niccol about his new film, "In Time," where time literally is money.

Segments From this episode

Weekly Wrap: The eurozone deal

Oct 28, 2011
Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street. This week: the eurozone deal and whether it'll actually make a long-term difference.

'Why I'm leaving Greece'

Oct 28, 2011
Theodora Oikonomides discusses why she has no choice but to leave her home country of Greece, and how her friends and colleagues feel about the crisis there.

Game over: Public financing of stadiums

Oct 28, 2011
The days when public taxpayers dollars built arenas is slowly coming to an end -- and that's changing the economics of sports.

In a world where time is literally money

Oct 28, 2011
Director Andrew Niccol discusses the premise of his new film, "In Time," where time becomes a literal commodity: the currency of life.

Austerity is in vogue

Oct 28, 2011
The super committee has to cut government spending by more than $1 trillion. But now Democrats, Republicans and big business are all talking cuts more than three times that much. How come?

Consumer spending up

Oct 28, 2011
Consumers spent more than they made in September, cutting into their savings. If government spending drastically shrinks, can we count on consumers for steady spending?

Small talk: "Jersey Shore" and fake maple syrup

Oct 28, 2011
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Academics take on "The Jersey Shore," getting prosecuted for selling fake maple syrup and Kentucky is giving away a bridge.

Chase forgoes debit card fee

Oct 28, 2011
Backlash against Bank of America's $5 a month fee for debit card use prompts some rivals to drop the idea. But fees will come elsewhere.

On today's show, Kai spoke with a Greek native who's leaving the country because of unemployment. Here in the U.S., consumers are spending more, but also cutting into their savings. In Washington, though, it's all about "going big" and making major cuts to the deficit. Chase is deciding to forgo debit card fees, although customer charges will come from other places. Commentator Jon Wertheim says the days when public taxpayers dollars built arenas is slowly coming to an end, and that'll change the economics of sports. Kai also spoke to director Andrew Niccol about his new film, "In Time," where time literally is money.

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