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Sep 29, 2010

Marketplace for Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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Gov't may sell its AIG stock soon

Sep 29, 2010
Insurance company AIG is in talks with members of the Fed and the Treasury Department on how the company will return the billions the government lent AIG.

European workers protest austerity cuts

Sep 29, 2010
Workers across Europe took to the streets to protest austerity cuts by their governments. But even with such a big show of solidarity, European governments will most likely go ahead with the budget cuts.

Can BP really change?

Sep 29, 2010
Robert Dudley will officially take over the CEO spot at BP this Friday, Oct. 1, but he's been re-shuffling the BP administration. Will he be able to successfully change BP's image?

The House's bill against foreign currency manipulation

Sep 29, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Eswar Prasad about the House's new bill that'll slap tariffs on countries that manipulate their currencies -- Target: China.

Life after Lula

Sep 29, 2010
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is a tough act to follow. Whoever succeeds him will have to figure out how to balance da Silva's expensive social programs with the country's budget.

Frum: More focus on the economy, not the deficit

Sep 29, 2010
Commentator David Frum thinks the U.S. can learn some lessons on the decisions the German government and central bank made during the years after East and West Germany reunified.

Va. governor wants to privatize liquor stores

Sep 29, 2010
If you want to buy hard alcohol in Virginia, you'll have to head to one of the state-owned ABC stores, where vodka, gin and bourbon have a hefty mark-up. But the state is considering privatizing the liquor market to help the government through the recession.

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