Sep 19, 2007

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It's a 'Kid Nation' after all

Sep 19, 2007
On CBS's reality TV show "Kid Nation," 40 children are set loose on a ghost town to create an adult-free society. But the Marketplace Players don't see how this is much different from the America we know now.

Markets react to rate drop

Sep 19, 2007
The interest rate cut may have helped some investors out yesterday, but it won't fix everything. Stephen Beard discusses the downsides the drop could have on the markets.

Slow global gains could mean inflation

Sep 19, 2007
In his new book, former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan says the gains from globalization are waning. And commentator David Frum predicts a bad forecast for inflation.

Las Vegas seeking liquidity

Sep 19, 2007
Climate change and low rainfall are fast draining Nevada's Lake Mead, which supplies Las Vegas with water. So the city is paying residents as an incentive to conserve. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Lake Mead supplies Las Vegas, Arizona and Southern California. Mineral deposits leave a white "bathtub ring" on the rocks, marking areas once submerged under water.
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Little faith in credit-rating reform

Sep 19, 2007
Subprime finger-pointing has caused credit-rating agency Moody's to consider reforming its valuation system. But critics are complaining it won't fix the industry's larger problems. Bob Moon reports.

No safety net against rising prices

Sep 19, 2007
The Fed's move to lower the lending rate has critics worried about inflation. Doug Krizner talks to Adrian Ash of London gold-trading firm BullionVault, who says that prices are rising.

Tangles in medical web-slinging

Sep 19, 2007
Wal-Mart and Intel recently adopted electronic health records for their workers. But getting other companies involved won't be easy. Helen Palmer reports.

No such thing as a rain check

Sep 19, 2007
Authorities in Shanghai evacuated more than 2 million people to brace for what was to be the biggest typhoon in a decade. The city's partial shutdown left thousands of migrant workers without a day of pay. Scott Tong has more.

Many consumers expect recession

Sep 19, 2007
A poll out today from Reuters shows one-third of Americans believe we're heading for a recession. But who's to blame? Steve Henn did his own poll this morning in D.C.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC