Nov 23, 2011

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When it comes to the economy, it's not all bad news -- what might Ben Bernanke and Timothy Geithner be thankful for this year? Germany's struggling to sell its debt. Black Friday sales could be massive this year. Blogger Jon Chonko's new book takes an intimate look at sandwiches. Some Americans living in rural areas are learning to cope with the loss of the local grocery store. We explore the origins of Occupy Wall Street, and author Jess Walter talks about jobs and work.

Segments From this episode

Walter: Writers on Work

Nov 23, 2011
Walter: Writers on Work This week, we've been hearing from authors about the topic that is sure to come up over many Thanksgiving dinners: the economy. Here's novelist Jess Walter.

German bonds auction flop raises alarm

Nov 23, 2011
Muted interest in German 10-year bonds at an auction today raised feared that investors are getting jittery even over the eurozone's strongest economy.

'Food Deserts' spread in rural America

Nov 23, 2011
As grocery stores close in small towns, fewer people have easy access to fresh food. Some communities are working to change that.

Our economic Thanksgiving

Nov 23, 2011
What are Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner thankful for? Hint: We’re not Europe.
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke (L) speaks during an open meeting of the Financial Stability Oversight Council with U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner at the Treasury Department Oct. 11, 2011 in Washington, D.C.
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Turkey (the country) gets a pardon

Nov 23, 2011
Fitch said it's bumping Turkey's outlook to positive from stable. Something to be thankful for.

Pre-Occupy, post-Occupy

Nov 23, 2011
Mattathias Schwartz discusses the origins and future of Occupy Wall Street.

Black Friday bonanza

Nov 23, 2011
It could be the biggest one yet. But will it pay off for retailers as much as consumers?

Dissecting the art of the sandwich

Nov 23, 2011
Jon Chonko's new book takes apart the sandwich -- quite literally.

When it comes to the economy, it’s not all bad news — what might Ben Bernanke and Timothy Geithner be thankful for this year? Germany’s struggling to sell its debt. Black Friday sales could be massive this year. Blogger Jon Chonko’s new book takes an intimate look at sandwiches. Some Americans living in rural areas are learning to cope with the loss of the local grocery store. We explore the origins of Occupy Wall Street, and author Jess Walter talks about jobs and work.

Music from the episode

Go With You Toro y Moi
Delicious Tears Antn Hrkwk
Powerless (Say What You Want) Nelly Furtado