Dec 14, 2011

Marketplace for Wednesday, December 14, 2011

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Which professions do Americans trust the most? Gallup's Frank Newport reveals his poll info in the latest Attitude Check. The payroll tax cut bill is still going through Congress. The governor of California wants to cut state aid to universities. There's a shake-up in leadership at Avon. U.S. troops are scheduled to withdraw from Iraq but what does that mean for Iraq's economy? We catch up on the latest in Europe, and why the continent still matters to the U.S. economy. And Kai talks to a man who built his own toaster.

Segments From this episode

Attitude Check: Who do you trust?

Dec 14, 2011
What's the biggest threat to the future of America: big business, big government or big labor? Americans weigh in.

U.S. troops quit Iraq, but large U.S. presence remains

Dec 14, 2011
About 15,000 people will stay on under State Department auspices, including more than 10,000 contractors. Oversight could be a challenge.

Cameron surges in polls

Dec 14, 2011
Marketplace foreign editor John Buckley discusses how Cameron's rejection of Europe's plan has helped his party in the polls.

Chief Avon lady to be replaced

Dec 14, 2011
Longtime CEO Andrea Jung will step aside as Avon faces management and growth challenges. She will remain chairman of the cosmetics firm.

Deadlines loom for Congress

Dec 14, 2011
The House and the Senate face a number of decisions before they can head off for the holidays. Is another government shutdown possible?

Why Europe matters

Dec 14, 2011
Polls show that Americans are not paying much attention to the debt crisis in Europe.

California schools get hit again

Dec 14, 2011
The state will take another $200 million from public universities in the state. What's left to cut?

Which professions do Americans trust the most? Gallup’s Frank Newport reveals his poll info in the latest Attitude Check. The payroll tax cut bill is still going through Congress. The governor of California wants to cut state aid to universities. There’s a shake-up in leadership at Avon. U.S. troops are scheduled to withdraw from Iraq but what does that mean for Iraq’s economy? We catch up on the latest in Europe, and why the continent still matters to the U.S. economy. And Kai talks to a man who built his own toaster.

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