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Marketplace for Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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Egypt’s Arab Spring uprising began one year ago tomorrow. Is the Occupy movement here in the U.S. our Arab Spring? Kai Ryssdal talks to a forensic accountant about Mitt Romney’s taxes. In the latest Attitude Check segment, Gallup editor-in-chief Frank Newport talks about Americans’ attitudes toward the wealthy and whether they think the rich should pay a higher tax rate. Kai checks in with a previous roundtable guest to see how her job search has been going, before the State of the Union address.

Segments From this episode

Final Note

Occupy movement hits World Economic Forum

by Kai Ryssdal Jan 24, 2012
Occupy protesters are camping out in igloos outside of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

A look behind Romney's taxes

by Kai Ryssdal Jan 24, 2012
The U.S. tax code can be a cumbersome beast. How did Mitt Romney manage to pay roughly 15 percent in taxes last year?

YouTube video uploads grow rapidly

by Bob Moon Jan 24, 2012
YouTube posts an hour of video every second. The website's owner, Google, is still trying to turn that content into cash.

Justin Timberlake goes golfing with Callaway

by Eve Troeh Jan 24, 2012
The ubiquitous global superstar tries to rebrand one of golf's biggest names.
Attitude Check

Americans' feelings on the tax code

by Frank Newport Jan 24, 2012
Should the rich be taxed more? And how much more? Americans offered their latest opinions to Gallup.

Checking in with the long-term unemployed

by Kai Ryssdal Jan 24, 2012
Jai Damian joined us back in September when the president gave his big jobs speech. Now she's here to update us on her job search and discuss what she hopes to hear from the president in the State of the Union.

Did the Arab Spring spark the 'Occupy' movement?

by Mitchell Hartman Jan 24, 2012
Middle East movement inspired Occupiers, but so did home-grown protests in Wisconsin.

Romney's taxes highlight low rates on investment income

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Jan 24, 2012
The Republican candidate paid 13.9 percent of his income in federal taxes in 2010, a lower percentage than many people with less income pay. But higher tax rates on Mitt Romney's investment income would raise taxes for others, too.

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