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No rate hike . . . this time

Bob Moon | Aug 8, 2006
The Federal Reserve today decided not to raise short-term interest rates for the 18th consecutive time. But the vote to do nothing already has everybody asking, what's next? Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy

Short-lived celebration on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 8, 2006
As <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/shows/2006/08/04/PM200608046.html">promised</a>, Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal speaks with Dallas stockbroker David Johnson about the Fed's decision not to raise short-term interest rates.
Posted In: Wall Street

Flights could get a little roomier

Amy Scott | Aug 8, 2006
Planes have been more crowded lately, and fares have been higher. But there's news today that after five years of slashing capacity, airlines are starting to add seats again. Amy Scott reports.

'An absolute disaster'

Ben Gilbert | Aug 8, 2006
As fighting between Israel and Hezbollah guerillas in Lebanon rages on, the Lebanese government and economists estimate total losses to that country could be in the range of $7 billion &mdash; so far. Ben Gilbert reports.
Posted In: Canada

Isabella Lamb for President

| Aug 8, 2006
With several important primary elections now underway, commentator Paul Lamb argues that campaign finance reform should be on voters' minds. And short of that, he's going to start saving for his daughter's campaign now.

Havana Club rum is back

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 8, 2006
Bacardi will relaunch its Havana Club brand in the States for first time since the US embargoed Cuba. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Miami Herald reporter Elaine Walker about the trademark ruling that allowed it &mdash; and what it could mean for other companies.

New help quitting the oldest profession

Sean Cole | Aug 8, 2006
Strippers and prostitutes can make $1,000 a day but not take home a cent because of abusive pimps or drug habits. Sean Cole reports on a program in Memphis that tries to help former sex workers reenter the regular economy.

A conversation with 'Boss Hog'

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 8, 2006
Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal talks to Harley-Davidson CEO Jim Ziemer about his rise from shop floor to corner office.

American anxiety

| Aug 8, 2006
Commentator Kevin Hassett argues American concern over job security is more a testament to our national character than a reflection of the economy.

Interest rate watch

Amy Scott | Aug 8, 2006
The Federal Reserve's rate-setting board meets today and many analysts expect the committee will break its streak of 17-straight rate hikes. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy

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