Segments From this episode
As demand for goods has dropped, so too has the amount of pollution produced by manufacturing plants. In European carbon markets, pollution permits are down nearly 70%. Now some are questioning if carbon markets are worth the price to reduce global emissions. Sam Eaton reports.
Amid all the job losses, there's a lot of talk about how to ignite consumers spending. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Fortune Magazine editor Leigh Gallagher and Businessweek's chief economist Mike Mandel about whether we should be concerned about deflation as consumers wait for prices to fall to buy again.
Marketplace for Friday, Feb. 6, 2009