Marketplace for Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Posted In: Agriculture
As the planet warms, fewer crops will survive the summer heat. Yet the world's population will keep growing. Some scientists are responding by keeping seeds on ice for future generations, but one Arizona seed farm is cultivating them in the desert sun. Sam Eaton reports.
Tess Vigeland reviews listeners' comments about a recent car review, an interview touching on the American Dream, Europe's social safety nets, and how we saved a San Diego man money on his car rental.
Commentator and economist Justin Wolfers says he's analyzed the costs of his running hobby and, for him, it makes complete economic sense.
Posted In: Education
Pennsylvania plans to raise the price of pre-paid tuition at state colleges because the fund parents have been paying into is running a $233 million deficit. Parents will pay today's tuition rates plus up to 8% more. Jeremy Hobson reports.
The 10-year projections of the federal deficit by the Congressional Budget Office and the White House's Office of Management and Budget differ by $2 trillion. Economics and law professor Alan Auerbach explains why they're so far apart.
The Congressional Budget Office and the White House Office of Management and Budget expect the federal government to add between $7 trillion and $9 trillion to the national debt over the next decade. How accurate can a 10-year projection be? John Dimsdale reports.
President Obama announced today he wants Ben Bernanke to stick around for another term as Fed chairman. Another term of steering the U.S. economy out of recession, dodging inflation, dealing with critics.... Amy Scott reports.
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