Nov 7, 2012

Marketplace for Wednesday, November 7, 2012

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President Obama’s been re-elected, but will his relationship with Wall Street be any different? We look at how Obama might spend his political capital. Kai Ryssdal follows up with a small business owner to see how she feels about the…

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How airlines weather the cost of catastrophe

Nov 7, 2012
Passengers can buy flight insurance to cover canceled trips. But when planes can't fly, airlines have no such protection.

European economic outlook grows darker

Nov 7, 2012
The storm clouds are gathering over the European economy. The European Commission says the economy in the European Union will shrink this year and that next year it will only barely grow.

Gov. Romney: 65 and out of work

Nov 7, 2012
If you're 65 and unemployed, you're more likely to be that way for a long time.

Post-election, a polling conundrum

Nov 7, 2012
Gallup's editor-in-chief on last night's election results and the rise of poll "aggregators."

Marketing Obamacare to the masses

Nov 7, 2012
With the health care laws a sure thing, insurers are readying their sales pitches.

On the influence of money in politics

Nov 7, 2012
Revisiting the issue of money and its role in politics in this country.

Obama re-election douses Wall Street

Nov 7, 2012
Share prices tanked the day after Obama’s re-election. Wall Street had rooted for Romney and his corporate, investment and personal tax cuts.

What are your favorite election phrases?

Nov 7, 2012
A look at words, taglines and phrases that came out of past elections. Which were your favorites?

For a small business owner, taxes are the key to their vote

Nov 7, 2012
We check back in with Olalah Njenga, a small business owner and formerly undecided voter.

A balance sheet of 'political capital'

Nov 7, 2012
President Obama and House Republicans both say they have it, but who has more?

President Obama’s been re-elected, but will his relationship with Wall Street be any different? We look at how Obama might spend his political capital. Kai Ryssdal follows up with a small business owner to see how she feels about the president being elected to a second term. Mitt Romney won’t be getting the presidential job; the Wealth & Poverty Desk looks at the job market for others in his demographic — unemployed 65-year-old white males. Meanwhile, the European Commission has cut its growth forecast for the eurozone for this year and next. And thousands of flights are being canceled due to the Nor’easter.

Music from the episode

Baghdad Sun Apollo Brown
Pro Choice Dujeous, John Legend
Lex Ratatat
Lex Ratatat

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