What have you always wondered about the economy? Tell Us
Sep 20, 2012

Marketplace for Thursday, September 20, 2012

HTML EMBED:
COPY

News today from the U.S. Census had some possibly hopeful signs for the U.S. economy, including the fact that after years curled up in their parents' dens America's young adults are finally crawling out into the light (and into employment). Plus, what did America really think of Romney's 47 percent comment? Frank Newport and the Gallup poll are here to help us parse public opinion. And commentator Scott Walker explores that ancient dilemma in the age of the cell phone: to text... or not to text?

Segments From this episode

China on track? The view from the bullet train

Sep 18, 2012
As China prepares for its first leadership transition in a decade, Marketplace's Rob Schmitz talks to passengers on China's slowest and fastest trains to find out whether they think country is on the right track.

Moving from very poor neighborhoods improves health

Sep 20, 2012
Researchers have found that while moving out of poorer neighborhoods improves a person's health and general happiness, moving to a better-off region did not improve families' income.

Summer ice melt in the Arctic sets yet another record

Sep 20, 2012
Shipping across the ice-free Arctic appears closer than ever. The new route will save fuel, but bring emissions and soot directly to the Arctic -- possibly accelerating the ice melt.

Marketplace ponders the age-old question: To call... or text?

Sep 20, 2012
More people are texing these days, and that's put our self-confessed "text resisting" commentator Rob Walker in a socially tricky spot.

More young adults strike out on their own

Sep 20, 2012
Kids who moved back in with Mom and Dad now finally have the means to leave home, says newly-released Census data.

Final note: CBS takes its vitameatavegimin

Sep 20, 2012
The secret to CBS' multi-decade success? One word: syndication. And all you do it take a spoonful after every meal. (It's so tasty too. It's just like candy.)

Income level way down the list of presidential predictors

Sep 20, 2012
Frank Newport of Gallup drops by to school us on just what factors truly effect how we vote for the president. Spoiler alert: gaffes like Romney's "47 percent" aren't one of them.

Taking on teacher tenure

Sep 20, 2012
States across the country are trying to make it easier to fire ineffective teachers by changing the tenure process. But some people are still wondering... what does K-12 tenure mean?

Bank of America to cut home lending, branches

Sep 20, 2012
Bank of America, bloated by national expansion and saddled with bad mortgages, is speeding up its plan to cut 30,000 jobs. The Wall Street Journal says the bank could reach its downsizing goal a year early.

News today from the U.S. Census had some possibly hopeful signs for the U.S. economy, including the fact that after years curled up in their parents’ dens America’s young adults are finally crawling out into the light (and into employment). Plus, what did America really think of Romney’s 47 percent comment? Frank Newport and the Gallup poll are here to help us parse public opinion. And commentator Scott Walker explores that ancient dilemma in the age of the cell phone: to text… or not to text?

Music from the episode

Second Chance Peter Bjorn and John
Who David Byrne, St. Vincent
Lex Ratatat