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Feb 22, 2008

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Segments From this episode

Figuring out subprime solutions

Feb 22, 2008
Though the White House has proposed rescue plans for halting the mortgage crisis, analysts still predict more trouble ahead. Kai Ryssdal talks to Sharon Price at the National Housing Conference about what else the government can do.

Can fines stop illegal immigration?

Feb 22, 2008
U.S. government officials are raising the fines for companies hiring illegal immigrants by 25%. But some business owners believe the tougher penalties ignore a fundamental problem. Dan Grech reports.

Microsoft vows to open up

Feb 22, 2008
Microsoft says it will make available about 30,000 pages of once-secret technical information on its products. Lisa Napoli reports on what the company may be hoping to gain by giving out the documentation.

Auto workers worry buyout won't go far

Feb 22, 2008
GM, Ford and Chrysler have offered $100,000 buyouts to many of their hourly auto workers. But for some of those employees the money isn't worth the uncertainty of getting another job. Dustin Dwyer reports.

Week on Wall Street

Feb 22, 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.

Congo renegotiates mining contracts

Feb 22, 2008
The Democratic Republic of Congo wants to revise mining contracts it considers unfair to the state. Its action is part of a growing trend in which developing countries are seeking better terms for their natural resources. Bob Moon reports.

Films get money for British accents

Feb 22, 2008
The U.K. is giving out big tax breaks to British movies in an attempt to boost its film industry. But defining what makes a film British isn't always easy. Stephen Beard reports.

Music from the episode

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