Aug 24, 2011

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Segments From this episode

China's auto boom

Aug 24, 2011
With nearly 17 million cars sold in China last year, the country has overtaken the U.S. as the world's biggest car-buying market. How will this change China?

Letters: The economy now, and what we should do

Aug 24, 2011
Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: going over our series The Breakdown and your ideas on how to get the economy moving.

Companies spending less on the future

Aug 24, 2011
At first glance, the latest report on spending on durable goods looks encouraging, but a decline in one category -- companies investing in equipment -- suggests a lack of confidence in future growth

Reich: The Fed can't do it all

Aug 24, 2011
On Friday, you'll be hearing a lot about Jackson Hole, Wyo. That's the site of the annual Federal Reserve retreat. So, what's on tap for this year?

Low interest rates hurt some, help others

Aug 24, 2011
The Federal Reserve's low interest rate policy has cut savings income for many Americans. Is it generating the intended economic benefits?

Unfreezing Libyan assets

Aug 24, 2011
Billions of dollars of Libyan assets have been frozen around the world. And it could take a long time before the Libyan people get all of their money back.

Sprint gets a bite at the Apple

Aug 24, 2011
A report in the <em>Wall Street Journal</em> says the carrier will get the iPhone in October

High price of oil spurs demand for petroleum engineers

Aug 24, 2011
Students flock to college programs in the field with six-figure starting salaries as incentive

Steve Jobs steps down as CEO of Apple

Aug 24, 2011
Jobs will take over as Chairman while Tim Cook steps into chief executive role

Steve Jobs announces resignation from Apple

Aug 24, 2011
Steve Jobs has announced his resignation as CEO of Apple. What's behind the move, and what will be his legacy?

Music from the episode

Dig A Little Deeper Peter Bjorn and John
Dig A Little Deeper Peter Bjorn and John
Helena Beat Foster The People
Helena Beat Foster The People
Lying Around Magic Bullets
Lying Around Magic Bullets
Lying Around Magic Bullets
Lying Around Magic Bullets