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Marketplace for Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Greg Smith, an executive director at Goldman Sachs, resigned this morning with a blistering essay full of accusations. What does this mean now for the culture of Wall Street? Some homeowners in Austin, Texas, are cashing in on South by Southwest. A human resources recruiter in Michigan reveals the top issue troubling her this election. And Kai Ryssdal talks to Sara Blakely, founder of body-shaping company Spanx, about how she created a billion-dollar empire.  

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People gather outside Goldman Sachs headquarters in New York City. Greg Smith, a former Goldman Sachs executive directo,  wrote a scathing op-ed about the company while resigning. We dissect his op-ed and discuss what everyday Americans should think of Wall Street now.
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