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Homeowners hope for an answer

Jun 20, 2008
The government established the Hope Now program to help ease the housing crisis, but some homeowners have been left hoping someone will answer their call. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Housing

The math at the pump

Jun 20, 2008
As oil prices continue on their rollercoaster ride, we keep feeling the sting at the gas station. Host Tess Vigeland asks energy expert Severin Borenstein to explain how the price of oil relates to the price at the pump.
Posted In: Economy

Construction helps flooded towns

Jun 20, 2008
Mississippi floodwaters have forced tens of thousands of people in Midwest towns from their homes. Now the housing industry is looking ahead to the business of reconstruction. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Small businesses turn to credit cards

Jun 19, 2008
As banks tighten requirements for loans, many small business owners are relying on credit cards for capital, prompting card providers to offer up special business accounts. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Section 8 may soon be endangered

Jun 19, 2008
A large portion of federally-subsidized rental units will be in jeopardy in the next five years once Section 8 housing contracts expire. Sarah Gardner reports the average post-Section 8 rent hike is between 20% and 40%.
Posted In: Housing

White House eyes offshore oil

Jun 18, 2008
President Bush says the Senate should repeal the moratorium on offshore oil drilling to help bring down gas prices. Senate Democrats call the move a campaign ploy and not a long-term solution. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy

Morgan Stanley adds to litany of losses

Jun 18, 2008
Morgan Stanley is the latest investment bank to report big earnings losses. Host Bob Moon asks Standard & Poor's Chief Economist David Wyss what its news means for the economy.
Posted In: Wall Street

Thoughts on the mortgage meltdown

Jun 18, 2008
About a month after John Stumpf took the top spot at Wells Fargo the company stopped giving mortgages to people with bad credit. In our latest Conversations From the Corner Office, Kai Ryssdal gets his thoughts on how the mortgage meltdown will play out.
Posted In: Economy

Execs see U.S. getting more competitive

Jun 18, 2008
A survey of North American manufacturing execs found they're optimistic U.S. companies can make gains against international competitors. John Dimsdale reports on the factors that may now be in American manufacturers' favor.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

U.S. regulators eye overseas oil trading

Jun 18, 2008
The agency that regulates oil trading in the United States wants to impose its rules on the oil market in London to reduce wild speculation. Marketplace's Stephen Beard talks with host Scott Jagow about whether the action can succeed.
Posted In: Economy

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