Marketplace for April 7, 2011

Episode Description 
Marketplace for April 7, 2011

What to do with Fannie and Freddie

Economics professor Lawrence White discusses the problem with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and what ought to be done with the mortgage giants.
Posted In: Housing

Trying to find compromise before a government shutdown

Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz discusses the GOP's side of the budget discussions.

Malls lose tenants despite retail uptick

Retail sales may be on the mend, but malls across America continue to lose tenants. Some attribute the decline to the dominance of online sales.
Posted In: Retail

Arab world can help itself

Millions of dollars will be spent rebuilding the Middle East. Arab countries can play a vital role in funding those projects.

Gaddafi's oil revolution

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has had an eventful career. But one aspect of his life has largely been forgotten in the West.
Posted In: Oil

In a first, Europe pips the Fed on rate hike

By raising interest rates before the Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank signals that inflation is a bigger risk than other economic woes.

A federal shutdown has economic consequences

If the government closes for just a few days, the economic effect amounts to a bad blizzard. If it lasts longer, it could affect the fragile economic recovery.

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Another Sunny Day
Belle And Sebastian
Northside Diehard
Matlock
Faithful (Instrumental)
Anwarrior