Feb 15, 2008

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Consumer confidence drops to new low

Feb 15, 2008
A monthly survey shows consumers are more pessimistic about the economy than they've been in 16 years, as fears of recession and job cuts grow. John Dimsdale reports on how psychology is affecting the economy.

Economic fears could hit public works

Feb 15, 2008
Investors' concerns with the credit crunch are showing up in auction-rate securities, which raise money for everything from roads and bridges to hospitals and museums. Marketplace's Bob Moon explains how these investments work and why we should be concerned.

Newspapers launch online ad network

Feb 15, 2008
Four major U.S. newspaper chains are combining efforts on a network they hope will attract online advertisers seeking to book national campaigns. Dan Grech reports on this latest attempt to keep newspapers competitive.

Cutting off your ARM to save your house

Feb 15, 2008
Foreclosures, now at record levels, could go even higher as a wave of adjustable rate mortgages reset to higher interest rates in the next 18 months. Mhari Saito has a story of a family teetering on the leading edge of…

Week on Wall Street

Feb 15, 2008
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.

U.S. Africa Command sparks skepticism

Feb 15, 2008
On his current trip to Africa, President Bush is scheduled to address the U.S. Africa Command, or AFRICOM, a new facility said to be for peacekeeping and anti-terrorism training. But many worry it's part of a plan to control the…

New L.A. museum exhibits new art deal

Feb 15, 2008
Los Angeles' new Broad Contemporary Art Museum, funded by real-estate baron Eli Broad, will house his immense collection. But he's only lending his art. Andrea Gardner reports on how this unusual arrangement might set a trend.

Music from the episode

(BedHead) Jay Som
Step It Up The Bamboos, Alice Russell
Noctuary Bonobo