Marketplace for Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Episode Description 

Bush speaks, we read between the lines

President Bush was firmly on message today in a Rose Garden press conference: It's a slowdown, not a recession... He'd love to lower gas prices, but Congress is standing in the way. Bob Moon and Kai Ryssdal examine what the president said and didn't say.
Posted In: Washington

Green energy could cost more to feed

In Europe, utilities pay people who provide green energy for the power grid. But everyone else foots the bill for those payments. There's talk about doing the same thing in the U.S. Can Americans afford another surcharge on their energy bills? Lisa Desai reports.

Listener comments take to the C's

Kai concentrates on collected comments concerning coverage of computers, commercials, concrete and college costs.

Foreclosed condos force fees on others

Speculators armed with subprime or adjustable-rate loans flooded the condominium market a couple of years ago. Now, many are in trouble, and other residents in their condo communities are paying the price. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

The skyline's falling! The skyline's falling!

A $3 billion plan to revitalize downtown Los Angeles has been pushed back due to the credit crunch. Lisa Napoli reports on what it means when commercial real estate developers can't develop real estate.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Another rate cut expected from Fed

The Federal Open Market Committee is in the middle of a two-day meeting on interest rates. Chances are good that tomorrow the federal funds rate will be trimmed again, despite worries about rising prices. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

Fishing for crabs, dealing with danger

The Discovery Channel just started the third season of its hit show "Deadliest Catch," a wild ride with crab fishermen on the Bering Sea. Kai Ryssdal talks with the two stars, brothers Andy and Johnathan Hillstrand.
Posted In: Books, Entertainment

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