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Last stops on the 'Road to Ruin?'

Oct 10, 2008
Tess Vigeland and Amy Scott hook up with Kai Ryssdal in St. Louis, at the end of their road trips through the Main Streets of America. So, has Wall Street put the country on the Road to Ruin?
Posted In: Economy, Travel

Recession is nothing new for Michigan

Oct 8, 2008
Signs of recession are everywhere in Michigan, which has been dealing with the auto industry's decline for years. New York Bureau Chief Amy Scott visited the Detroit area for our "Road to Ruin?" series and tells Kai Ryssdal what she saw.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

States can't get loans either

Oct 8, 2008
Businesses aren't the only ones squeezed by the credit crunch. State governments rely on short-term loans to keep services running. Jeff Tyler reports on the problems facing California and Massachusetts.
Posted In: Economy

Coordinated rate cuts unprecedented

Oct 8, 2008
The Fed and five other central banks made history by coordinating half-percentage-point interest-rate cuts. That had never been done before. Steve Henn reports how it came about.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Nebraska family wants fiscal change

Oct 7, 2008
Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland stopped and talked with Nebraskans for our "Road to Ruin?" series. She was invited to a spirited dinner-table discussion with the Landis family, which she shares with host Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

How commercial paper works

Oct 7, 2008
Following this economic crisis is almost like getting a degree in finance. The latest term-of-the-day is "commercial paper." Reporter Jeff Tyler asks an economist to help unravel that one.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Fed becomes 'lender of last resort'

Oct 7, 2008
Credit is so tight the Fed is now loaning money to businesses in need of short-term cash. Should we be worrying about the Fed's new role as America's ATM? Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Fear sends global markets reeling

Oct 6, 2008
The word of the day for the state of the global stock markets was "disarray," European Bureau Chief Stephen Beard tells host Kai Ryssdal. Doubt over the U.S. government rescue plan sent markets plummeting worldwide.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Markets react negatively to bailout pace

Oct 6, 2008
Stocks take another dive, as markets show their impatience and lack of confidence in the financial bailout measures to be taken by the Treasury. Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale asked financial experts what's going on.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Main Street gets government help too

Oct 6, 2008
Bailout supporters took a lot of heat for handing that cash over to Wall Street. But commentator and economist Andrew Samwick argues it's actually Main Street that's usually on the receiving end of government help.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

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