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Sticker shock in the bread aisle

Sep 5, 2007
Wheat prices have hit a record high. The immediate reason is bad weather in western Europe, Australia and parts of the U.S. But John Dimsdale reports there are long-term trends that will keep wheat expensive for a while.
Posted In: Retail

Job losses surge 85% in August

Sep 5, 2007
The housing market meltdown is hitting the job market. Layoffs in the financial sector reached record levels in August as brokers and bankers were sacked by the thousands. And this may just be the beginning of the hurt, Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Jobs

To bail out or not to bail out...

Sep 5, 2007
Yesterday the Fed urged lenders to work out new loan terms for borrowers who risk defaulting on their mortgages, but that's only a request, not a requirement. Now it's Congress's turn. Will taxpayers pay to fix the subprime mess? John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Housing

Hard time finding qualified buyers?

Sep 5, 2007
One consequence of the subprime collapse is that mortgage lenders have made it lot harder to get a home loan. Some say too hard, especially in cities where home prices are high. Stacey Vanek-Smith explains.
Posted In: Housing

Small dreams for college-bound students

Sep 4, 2007
Low-income students still face a big barrier to college -- the cost has more than tripled over the past 25 years. And state and federal aid hasn't kept up. So, as Laura Leslie reports, some students may be learning to dream small.

Looking for a new, French face

Sep 4, 2007
The Elite model agency is responding to the increasing diversity of Paris. It's searching for talent where residents of North African descent make up one of the largest ethnic minorities. John Laurenson reports.

Small steps taken for troubled borrowers

Sep 4, 2007
The Federal Reserve has asked mortgage lenders and loan companies to ease up on subprime borrowers who might be facing foreclosure. Marketplace's Steve Tripoli discusses the details with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Housing, Investing, Wall Street

NYC taxi strike looms

Sep 4, 2007
Some cab drivers in New York City aren't happy about new regulations that require them to have GPS and credit card systems installed. We speak to one driver about the costs he's facing.
Posted In: New York

Mining companies dig deeper

Sep 4, 2007
Critics say mining companies are sacrificing safety to get every last lump of coal out of the ground. Jeremy Hobson reports that demand and prices for coal are up, giving companies incentive to mine every inch they can.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington

Hot in one room, cold in the next

Sep 4, 2007
Office buildings never seem to get the temperature right. You might think modern climate controls could stabilize such tightly-controlled environments, but the very design of cooling systems is to blame, Janet Babin discovers.
Posted In: Jobs, Science

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