Nov 24, 2010

Marketplace for Wednesday, November 24, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Segments From this episode

Wide gaps in well-being across the U.S.

Nov 24, 2010
Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio takes a drive across Virginia and sees both examples of some of the state's best and worst towns.

FRUM: Don't raise taxes for the rich

Nov 24, 2010
Commentator David Frum doesn't think taxing the rich is going to get the economy out of a rut.

The Greek basketball league, post-debt crisis

Nov 24, 2010
The Greek basketball league would draw American players with fat contracts that included apartments, cars and even having your income taxes paid. Reporter Joanna Kakissis takes a look at the Greek basketball league today.

Letters: The two-minute pitch, student athletes

Nov 24, 2010
Tess Vigeland reads your responses to our stories about Netflix's new online-streaming-only plan, student athletes and money and applying for a job via voice mail.

Australian mine gets into the rare earths game

Nov 24, 2010
In the world of rare earths -- the critical metals that are believed to be the fuel of tomorrow -- China is the global leader. Then came news that an Australian mine hopes to be operating by next year. Will other countries -- like the U.S. -- be following soon?

What's a realistic 'normal' unemployment rate?

Nov 24, 2010
The unemployment rate in the U.S. has been stuck for a while now at just under 10 percent. Our pre-Great Recession rate was around 5 percent. Is it realistic to believe we can get back to that rate now, though? Alisa Roth explains that we may have to get used to a 'new normal.'

Who's next in E.U. financial crisis?

Nov 24, 2010
As Portugal nearly gets shut down by strikes from two labor unions and students protest education cuts in Italy and the U.K., the question arises of what is to come next in the European Union's financial crisis. Will it makes its way to recovery, or continue to falter?

Music from the episode

Brain Freeze Sackcloth Fashion
Elevator Headphone Japancakes
Hardgroove The RH Factor