Marketplace for Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Posted In: Health
Ukraine used to be known as the breadbasket of the Soviet Union. Now it holds another distinction: Home to one of the world's largest pools of tuberculosis. Frank Browning reports on publicly and privately funded efforts to deal with the disease.
Kai Ryssdal reviews letters from our listeners about acupuncture, Social Security's disability benefits, David Frum's take on immigration policy, and the correct way to pronounce "nuclear."
If the global financial system keeps going the way it has been, Lehman Brothers is going to need help. Shares fell almost 45% today as investors worried that the Wall Street investment bank doesn't have enough money in the bank. Stacey Vanek Smith reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street
Do your retirement funds have any Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac stock in them? If so, you may want to check how much you've lost. Kai Ryssdal did, and he talks with Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland about the financial hit you might not be aware of.