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Marketplace for Thursday, May 22, 2008

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An inside look at 'the Family'

In his new book, Jeff Sharlet, a research scholar at New York University's Center for Religion and Media, writes about the fundamentalist Christian group at the center of U.S. economic evangelism. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books

More travelers taking the green route

This holiday weekend Americans are going to be taking to the roads and the skies in large numbers. But some of us are getting a little more green-minded about how we travel for vacation. Christy George reports.
Posted In: Travel

Economics can predict, prevent misery

What drives an otherwise bright and ambitious young person to become an economist and subject himself to a life of deciphering regression analyses and using words like "resource allocation"? Faress Bhuiyan says, for him, it's personal.
Posted In: Economy

Help, money flow into quake recovery

Rescue and rebuilding efforts from the China earthquake have prompted such a strong response from volunteers and donors in the country that many are wondering whether a new interest in private philanthropy will develop out of the tragedy. Jamila Trindle reports.
Posted In: Charity

UBS shapes deal to shed subprime debt

To get the subprime mess off its books, the Swiss bank UBS is selling $15.5 billion-worth of mortgage-backed securities to private investment firm BlackRock. And it's lending BlackRock $11 billion to do it. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Housing, Investing

Ford's bright outlook turns dark

Just a month ago Ford executives were predicting a return to profitability by the end of this year. But the company now says it's going to have to cut production, and it isn't sure when it might return to black ink. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto, Economy

IEA says oil output near capacity

The International Energy Agency says operating oil fields around the globe are pumping as much black gold as they can. Yet, there are numerous fields untapped. John Dimsdale reports on why oil companies haven't drilled into them.
Posted In: Economy