Posted by Chau Tu
For Marketplace, Monday, August 22, 2011
Now that the end of Muammar Gaddafi's regime in Libya may soon be over, what's next? And will oil prices drop? Here in the U.S., the markets await more words from the Federal Reserve's Ben Bernanke. A new study reveals that salaries will rise a bit in this next year, but that still might not be high enough to cover living costs. The New York Times' David Leonhardt said he wishes for a time machine.
The costs stemming from this year's natural disasters in the U.S. are already close to topping last year's totals. Texas' drought is causing a major economic impact there. And as students go back to school, they're facing the age-old question: PC or Mac? Here are the songs we played: