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Could the economy become subprime?

Kai Ryssdal and Tess Vigeland | Mar 13, 2007
Subprime lenders are in trouble. Foreclosures are up. Marketplace's Tess Vigeland talks with Kai Ryssdal about why that matters for the larger housing market and the whole economy.

Mending fences, not building them

Dan Grech | Mar 13, 2007
President Bush is in Mexico, meeting with President Felipe Calderon. Their conversation's turned to immigration reform and trying to keep Mexican workers at home. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Mexico

A small price to pay for security

| Mar 13, 2007
Mexican insurance companies are getting into the microfinance market. And Jordana Gustafson reports from Puebla, Mexico, that micro-insurance could be coming soon.
Posted In: Mexico

What fed the subprime lending spree?

Steve Tripoli | Mar 13, 2007
Some experts are pointing to a securitization equation: No consequences for loan originators + investors bundling risky loans = a menu ripe for subprime abuse.
Posted In: Housing

Mexico in the middle

Dan Grech | Mar 13, 2007
President Bush wraps up his Latin American tour in Mexico, where he hopes President Felipe Calderon will serve as the region's free market counterweight to socialist Hugo Chavez — but the scales may be tipping in the other direction.
Posted In: Canada, Mexico

Get ready to pay a news surcharge

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Mar 13, 2007
More consumers than ever are getting their news online, which means more consumers than ever have stopped contributing to the cost of news gathering. One possible solution to save the media: Follow the cable model.
Posted In: Science

Friends and fraud in Britain

Stephen Beard | Mar 13, 2007
A senior British official says he was told national security was at stake — and that influenced his decision to stop a fraud investigation which implicated the Saudi royal family, an important ally in the "war on terror."
Posted In: Canada

Risky hybrid business

Scott Jagow | Mar 13, 2007
Hybrid autos have found a loyal and growing niche, but the price of the technology isn't coming down fast enough to penetrate the mass market. So what does that mean for automakers preparing to push out a whole new crop of hybrids?
Posted In: Auto

Better homes and students

| Mar 13, 2007
The annual International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago isn't open to the public, but a few design students do get a chance to go — and to try to come up with the next must-have for beds, baths or beyond.

A case against open skies

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Mar 13, 2007
British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have put aside their rivalry for the day. They're trying to convince Britain's Parliament not to sign off on the proposed open skies agreement with the U.S.
Posted In: Canada, Travel