Marketplace for Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Episode Description 

Home selling moves to a new stage

As desperation sets in among home sellers, some are using actors to simulate lively neighborhoods in otherwise empty developments. Mitchell Hartman reports this April 1 exclusive.
Posted In: Housing

Effects of the recession on college costs

The economic crisis is making some families rethink the costs of college. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Don Heller, director for the Center for the Study of Higher Education at Penn State, about how the economy is affecting universities and students.
Posted In: Education

Tuition costs hurting students, colleges

Many private colleges don't have big endowments, so they rely on student tuition to pay the bills. But in this bad economy, students and their families are struggling with tuition and financial aid. Emily Hanford reports.
Posted In: Education

Foreign-worker visa program under fire

The 85,000 H1-B visas available today to highly-skilled foreign workers are expected to be in high demand, especially in the tech sector. But critics say some employers are taking unfair advantage of the visa program. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Jobs

GM's workers face even tougher times

The Obama administration is optimistic General Motors can restructure without declaring bankruptcy. But in order to do so, its workers will have to make more concessions. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Auto, Jobs

Europe has spending lesson for Obama

President Obama has called on European countries to borrow and spend more to stimulate the world economy. But commentator David Frum says Obama should listen to European leaders who say spending isn't the best way out of the crisis.

G-20 focuses on regulation, stimulus

Regulations and stimulus are two of the major issues on the table at the G-20 summit. Marketplace's London Bureau Chief Stephen Beard discusses with Kai Ryssdal what the world's leaders want to work out at the conference.

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