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The scarce ways that crude oil costs could drop

Mar 21, 2012
The president might be able to do little to really bring down short term gas prices. But reporter Scott Tong outlines some things that actually would affect the price.
Posted In: Oil, Iran, oil prices

What can be done about high oil prices

Mar 21, 2012
Oil prices are slightly lower this morning in overseas trading, around $124 a barrel, but that is still very high. And those high oil prices are leading to high gas prices which are starting to really worry some economists who are concerned about our recovery and whether or not it could be derailed.
Posted In: Oil, gas prices

PODCAST: Farewell Exxon Valdez, Happy Birthday Twitter

Mar 21, 2012
The morning after yet another primary Tuesday, we take a deeper look at the economic policies of Mitt Romney. Is cane sugar really better for you than corn syrup? And as gas prices keep going up, the White House could grant a waiver of what's known as the "Jones Act," which currently forbids foreign cargo ships from moving their goods from one American port to another.

Dark side of an oil boom

Mar 21, 2012
There's an oil boom going on in western North Dakota. The region is sitting on billions of gallons of oil. The city at the heart of it -- Williston -- is stretched beyond capacity.
Posted In: Oil, boom, oilfields, comeback, North Dakota

Slow and steady returns

Mar 21, 2012
An investment portfolio owes its comeback to diversification and time.
Posted In: Investing, recession, portfolios, balance

The Obama interview: U.S. must invest in itself

Mar 21, 2012
On a two-day trip to promote his energy policy, President Obama said the nation must invest in alternative energy or cede leadership to China. He called on Congress to help create jobs by providing more aid to struggling homeowners and investing more in infrastructure.
Posted In: Barack Obama, solar, energy, Economy

SPECIAL UPDATE: Marketplace for Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Mar 21, 2012
Tune in for an updated broadcast of our program featuring Kai Ryssdal's exclusive interview with President Barack Obama, discussing energy and the economy as the president begins a two-day trip promoting his energy policy.
Posted In: podcast

New building permits hit highest level since 2008

Mar 20, 2012
The number of new homes starts last month fell, but a rise in future home-construction plans gave economists hope that the housing market has stabilized
Posted In: Housing, construction, census

Analyst: There's confidence in the housing market

Mar 20, 2012
Rise in new building permits attributed to good winter weather, increased demand for housing, and an economy that "isn't getting worse."
Posted In: Housing

Podcast: Housing optimism and law-school pessimism

Mar 20, 2012
The number of new homes starts last month fell, but a rise in future home-construction plans gave economists hope that the housing market has stabilized. Meanwhile, the number of new students taking the law-school entrance exam dropped to the lowest level in 12 years. Also on the show, China announced a major increase in gas prices, a reported delay in cleaner fuels could harm the new engines designed to burn it, and an oil spill off the coast of Brazil last November is the subject of a lawsuit this week. Plus, our interview with the author of a story that makes comparisons between Mitt Romney's GOP campaign and that of French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Posted In: podcast

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