Marketplace for Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Episode Description 

France brushes up on modern art

French art collectors don't have much of an appetite for contemporary works, so the government is giving buyers incentives to spend their money in the modern art market. John Laurenson reports.

China scrambles to the finish line

With just 30 days until the opening ceremonies, there are still a lot of cranes working over Beijing. Host Kai Ryssdal asks Marketplace's Lisa Chow how much work is left to prepare the city for the big event.
Posted In: Sports

Learning the value of your land

Landowners who've allowed energy companies to drill on their property often got the short end of the stick, but one man's seminars have helped them land better deals. Ann Murray reports.
Posted In: Oil

Search for ideal fuel is nothing new

Skyrocketing oil prices are just the latest force pushing the scramble for cheap fuel, a search that commentator and economic historian John Steele Gordon says is as old as humanity itself.
Posted In: Oil

G8 gives clean coal a boost

As the U.S. cuts its plans for clean coal plants, the G8 nations are giving the technology a vote of confidence. But can clean coal deliver results in time to curb global warming? Sam Eaton reports.

Exports to Iran increase despite sanctions

Despite tough talk, U.S. exports to Iran grew tenfold under the Bush Administration. The majority of these exports were cigarettes, but other goods have made their way to Tehran. Jeremy Hobson reports.

SEC reports on rating agencies

The SEC has released a report on the agencies that gave high marks to subprime securities. Host Kai Ryssdal asks Marketplace's Amy Scott about the agency's latest efforts to clean up the ratings business.
Posted In: Economy

Fed plans new loan rules

To protect borrowers from the kind of subprime lending practices that led to the mortgage crisis, the Fed is planning new regulations. Host Kai Ryssdal shares Chairman Ben Bernanke's remarks.
Posted In: Economy

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