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Oct 9, 2012

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Greece, and was greeted by massive street protests. Meanwhile, Wall Street Journal reporter Liz Rappaport discusses how Wall Street is now backing Mitt Romney this election after backing Barack Obama in 2008. Welders are in big demand and have the potential to bring home large paychecks. A Chicago official looking to reduce gun violence and to close a budget gap has proposed taxing guns and ammunition. After Hurricane Katrina, insurance premiums rose sharply in the Gulf, and residents say the increase may lead them to lose their homes. And the Amish are now venturing into other forms of business.

Segments From this episode

Jack Welch quits Fortune, Reuters columnist gigs

Oct 9, 2012
The former chief executive of General Electric received criticism from both Fortune and Reuters.com after insinuating on Twitter that the White House manipulated the monthly jobs report.

Advocates say insurance costs strain homeowners

Oct 9, 2012
Gulf Coast insurance premiums have skyrocketed in recent years, and homeowners advocates say they're seeing people at risk of going into foreclosure because they can't afford their mortgage plus their insurance.

Goldman Sachs switches support to Romney

Oct 9, 2012
Goldman Sachs has long supported Democrats in the presidential contest. But not this year. Why Goldman and other Wall Street banks are throwing their support behind Mitt Romney.

Cook County considers tax on guns and ammo

Oct 9, 2012
The Illinois County that includes Chicago wants to help cover the costs of the city's rising gun violence by taxing ammunition.

How spending may define a campaign

Oct 9, 2012
How a candidate staffs his campaign says a lot about the candidate. How the campaign spends money can mean the difference between winning and losing.

Amish farmers become progressive to compete

Oct 9, 2012
Increased competition in farming has led Amish farmers to become more progressive in order to stay in business.

Greece reacts with protests to a visit from Germany's Merkel

Oct 9, 2012
What are Greeks thinking about after a visit from Germany's Chancellor Merkel? Anger, frustration -- and some merriment.

At time of joblessness, some jobs go begging

Oct 9, 2012
Hundreds of thousands of well-paid jobs in manufacturing are left empty because many people lack the skills to fill positions as machinists or welders.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Greece, and was greeted by massive street protests. Meanwhile, Wall Street Journal reporter Liz Rappaport discusses how Wall Street is now backing Mitt Romney this election after backing Barack Obama in 2008. Welders are in big demand and have the potential to bring home large paychecks. A Chicago official looking to reduce gun violence and to close a budget gap has proposed taxing guns and ammunition. After Hurricane Katrina, insurance premiums rose sharply in the Gulf, and residents say the increase may lead them to lose their homes. And the Amish are now venturing into other forms of business.

Music from the episode

Golden Brown The Stranglers
Genius of Love Tom Tom Club
Genius of Love Tom Tom Club