Marketplace AM for September 13, 2007

Episode Description 

Did we say no recession?

A lot of economists have been notably optimistic about the subprime crisis, saying it wouldn't lead to a recession anytime soon. But a poll out today from Reuters may indicate a change of heart. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

Vermont quells car makers on CO2

A federal judge in Vermont rejected automakers' arguments that they couldn't meet new regulations for car emissions. Jeff Tyler has more.
Posted In: Auto

Venezuela's oil expats found all over

When Luis Ramirez was fired from his job after striking against Venezuela's state-run oil firm, he relocated to south Florida. And many of his colleagues are turning up all around the world. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Britain central bank won't do bail-out

Bank of England governor Mervyn King criticized the British Parliament for the way it's dealt with the credit crunch, saying it could pave the way for a future crisis. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Economy

FAA head takes heat for lobby job

Federal Aviation Administration head Marion Blakey is leaving government service to take a job with the Aerospace Industry Association, an industry lobbying group. The move has sparked criticism in Washington. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Please come to our rural college

The number of college-aged students in rural areas is dwindling and the local universities are struggling to stay open. Ethan Lindsey explores what some colleges are doing to stay afloat.
Posted In: Education

Credit card debt? Mortgage can wait

The subprime loan crisis is making some homeowners shift priorities. One big credit counseling service found that many clients are paying their credit cards before they cover the mortgage. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Housing

Brazil wants in on U.S. ethanol

High import tariffs and subsidies for U.S. producers have made it difficult a difficult market for ethanol, but Brazil doesn't want to be kept out. Dan Grech reports.

Can Italians really give up pasta?

With the price of wheat at an all-time high, consumer groups in Italy are urging people to go on a pasta strike for one day. Reporter Megan Williams talks to Scott Jagow from Rome about whether or not this is actually possible.
Posted In: Retail