Marketplace for Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Don't bet on economic forecasting

You can't predict the future. Commentator Justin Wolfers believes economists shouldn't be trusted to either.

A black market for mooncakes in China

China's mid-Autumn Festival and its tradition of eating mooncakes has lent itself to an underground economy worth billions.
Posted In: Crime, Food, Travel

Poverty, hunger: Can they be solved by 2015?

Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard about the UN's Millennium Development Goals, which are supposed to be achieved by 2015, and how much progress the world has made to reach them.

India to crack down on discrimination in private sector?

India's government is attempting to reduce caste discrimination in the country by setting employment quotas for some of India's lowest caste members. It made a move into the private industry by asking India's largest companies to disclose which castes their employees are from.
Posted In: Jobs

Insurance companies respond to health care reform

Insurance policies change as new provisions from health care reform go into effect Thursday.
Posted In: Health

Apartment construction on the rise

August housing numbers were released -- and the number of housing starts, home completions and apartment building construction is up. But permits for single-family homes were down What does this mean for the housing market and the recovery?
Posted In: Housing

Reading between the lines of the Fed's decision

Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson, who parses the Fed's statement after they announced they would not raise interest rates.
Posted In: Savings

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Minor Swing (John Beltran's Remember New Orleans Mix)
Django Reinhardt
Subterranean Homesick Blues
Bob Dylan
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Languis
Wildcat
Ratatat