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Oct 16, 2012

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Citigroup announced today that its CEO has resigned effective immediately, leaving the company in a questionable position. Japan is about to overtake China in the amount of U.S. debt that it holds. Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport talks about how the town hall participants are chosen for the presidential debate. Levi’s is putting a new spin on recycling -- the company plans to take millions of plastic bottles and turn them into jeans. And author Frederick Kaufman discusses how Wall Street speculation affects the price of food.

Segments From this episode

Will social security increase offset retiree costs?

Oct 16, 2012
Seniors wonder whether 1.7 percent hike next year will be enough to cover fast-rising health care expenses.

Gun sales boost Louisiana's bicentennial

Oct 16, 2012
With no public money for a celebration of Louisiana's bicentennial, the state has turned to merchandise sales -- including two firearms.

Levi's launches 'trashy' line of jeans

Oct 16, 2012
Wearing the new jeans, made with 20 percent recycled plastic bottles, may say as much about your commitment to the environment as your taste in fashion.

Yes, some voters are still undecided

Oct 16, 2012
As Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama prepare to meet again for tonight's second presidential debate, they'll face not only the moderator and each other, but undecided voters.

In Northern Spain, hard times stir separatist feelings

Oct 16, 2012
In the Northern Spanish region of Catalonia, many say they would be better to go it alone. This rich region puts more into the central government than it gets out and Catalans are starting to resent this.

Betting the farm on rising food prices

Oct 16, 2012
Could speculators be at the heart of increasing food prices?

Citigroup names new CEO in abrupt switch

Oct 16, 2012
A sudden change of leadership at Citigroup raises new questions about the future of the embattled banking giant.

Anti-China rhetoric belies U.S. economic ties

Oct 16, 2012
Mitt Romney says Obama policies force U.S. to borrow money from China. But Japan is about to overtake China as largest holder of U.S. debt.

Could the candidates answer these questions in tonight's debate?

Oct 16, 2012
Foreign Policy magazine put together a list of questions they'd ask if they were in the town hall presidential debate tonight.

Citigroup announced today that its CEO has resigned effective immediately, leaving the company in a questionable position. Japan is about to overtake China in the amount of U.S. debt that it holds. Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport talks about how the town hall participants are chosen for the presidential debate. Levi’s is putting a new spin on recycling — the company plans to take millions of plastic bottles and turn them into jeans. And author Frederick Kaufman discusses how Wall Street speculation affects the price of food.

Music from the episode

Goodbye Kisses Joe Hertz, Pip Millett
Rockit Herbie Hancock
The Nightcaller Flying Lotus
Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa Vampire Weekend