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Marketplace AM for September 19, 2007

Episode Description 

Many consumers expect recession

A poll out today from Reuters shows one-third of Americans believe we're heading for a recession. But who's to blame? Steve Henn did his own poll this morning in D.C.
Posted In: Housing, Wall Street

No such thing as a rain check

Authorities in Shanghai evacuated more than 2 million people to brace for what was to be the biggest typhoon in a decade. The city's partial shutdown left thousands of migrant workers without a day of pay. Scott Tong has more.

Tangles in medical web-slinging

Wal-Mart and Intel recently adopted electronic health records for their workers. But getting other companies involved won't be easy. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

No safety net against rising prices

The Fed's move to lower the lending rate has critics worried about inflation. Doug Krizner talks to Adrian Ash of London gold-trading firm BullionVault, who says that prices are rising.
Posted In: Economy

Little faith in credit-rating reform

Subprime finger-pointing has caused credit-rating agency Moody's to consider reforming its valuation system. But critics are complaining it won't fix the industry's larger problems. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Las Vegas seeking liquidity

Climate change and low rainfall are fast draining Nevada's Lake Mead, which supplies Las Vegas with water. So the city is paying residents as an incentive to conserve. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Slow global gains could mean inflation

In his new book, former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan says the gains from globalization are waning. And commentator David Frum predicts a bad forecast for inflation.

Markets react to rate drop

The interest rate cut may have helped some investors out yesterday, but it won't fix everything. Stephen Beard discusses the downsides the drop could have on the markets.

It's a 'Kid Nation' after all

On CBS's reality TV show "Kid Nation," 40 children are set loose on a ghost town to create an adult-free society. But the Marketplace Players don't see how this is much different from the America we know now.
Posted In: Entertainment