Posted by Chau Tu
For Marketplace, Thursday, September 22, 2011
Wall Street quickly reacted this morning to the Fed’s news of more bond-buying. Long-term interest rates will be pushed down for mortgages, but will that help the housing market? The large amount of disaster relief spending this year is leading to fears of another government shutdown.
HP has hired a new CEO, Meg Whitman, and she’s its fourth in six years. Commentator Raj Patel talked about taxing sugary drinks to help alleviate obesity around the world. Bob spoke with the IMF’s John Lipsky about the state of global economy. And Palestine is lobbying to be recognized as an independent state. Here are the songs we played: