Marketplace for Thursday, December 4, 2008

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Taking Stock: Global impact of crisis

All the economic troubles might have started in the United States, but they haven't ended here. Kai Ryssdal talks with Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen about the global impacts.

Recession slows pro sports action

Professional sports haven't been immune to problems from the recession. But business-of-sports commentator Diana Nyad tells Kai Ryssdal the sports having the most trouble are the ones with the biggest toys.
Posted In: Economy, Sports

Hard part of green energy: plugging in

California hopes to generate about a third of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020. But it's finding the hard part is tying all that new green power into the existing grid. Sam Eaton reports.

How would Treasury's plan work?

To find out how Treasury's mortgage rate-cut plan might come together -- or whether it's even possible -- Kai Ryssdal talks with Susan Wachter, professor of real estate at the University of Pennsylvania.
Posted In: Housing

Treasury may try mortgage rate cut

Treasury Secretary Paulson is said to be considering a plan to use Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to push down mortgage rates for new home purchases to as low as 4.5%. Marketplace's Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

No clear road yet for carmakers' bailout

A more humble collection of auto industry CEOs came calling on Congress today. But the jury's still out on whether their latest proposal will get them the money they need. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Auto, Economy

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