Nov 22, 2011

Marketplace for Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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GDP in the U.S. is lower than originally projected, but it might not be a bad thing. Barbara Ehrenreich talks about work in the second of our weeklong series on writers and the economy. Mitchell Hartman continues his series on the housing boom and bust in California's Inland Empire. North Dakota has a housing problem, too -- not enough residences. L.A. city officials are trying to barter with Occupy protesters to get them off of the City Hall lawn. And we hear about the latest uprisings in Egypt.

Segments From this episode

Ehrenreich: Writers on Work

Nov 22, 2011
This week, we've asked writers to share with us how they are thinking about the economy. Author Barbara Ehrenreich shares her thoughts.

Wall Street bonuses fall

Nov 22, 2011
David Brancaccio discusses why bonuses are expected to go down this year, and how Washington plans to regulate executive compensation.

North Dakota oil spawns a housing boom

Nov 22, 2011
North Dakota oil towns have jobs aplenty but nowhere to live. Williston used to get five new homes a year. This year, 2,000 will be built.
Natural gas burn-off from oil drilling.
Stacey Vanek Smith / Marketplace

The stimulus added how many jobs?

Nov 22, 2011
The Congressional Budget Office says the 2009 economic stimulus added lots of jobs. But we're not sure about how many.

Third quarter GDP revised down

Nov 22, 2011
The Commerce Department says the economy grew 2 percent, revised down from 2.5. But economists say chances are after one step back, we'll take two forward.

Los Angeles offers protesters office space

Nov 22, 2011
L.A. officials try to tempt Occupy protesters off the City Hall lawn by offering cheap office space, farmland and housing.

Some Californians turn to church in troubled times

Nov 22, 2011
In the Southern California town of Rialto, jobs and homes have been lost. And one evangelical church has stepped in to help.

Protests continue in Egypt over government handover

Nov 22, 2011
The country is set to have elections next week, but tens of thousands of protesters have been gathering in Tahrir Square for four days to demand a quicker transfer of power to civilians.

GDP in the U.S. is lower than originally projected, but it might not be a bad thing. Barbara Ehrenreich talks about work in the second of our weeklong series on writers and the economy. Mitchell Hartman continues his series on the housing boom and bust in California’s Inland Empire. North Dakota has a housing problem, too — not enough residences. L.A. city officials are trying to barter with Occupy protesters to get them off of the City Hall lawn. And we hear about the latest uprisings in Egypt.