Jun 30, 2011

Marketplace for June 30, 2011

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Marketplace for June 30, 2011

Segments From this episode

Fed money program ends, at what cost?

Jun 30, 2011
The Federal Reserve bought 85 percent of new Treasury bonds as it pumped money into the economy.
Bundles of newly printed bills are prepared for distribution to financial institutions at the Department of the Treasury Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C.
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Greece approves spending cuts, tax hikes

Jun 30, 2011
Greece's parliament has approved $40 billion worth of spending cuts and tax hikes as part of an austerity package, but most Greeks oppose the cuts.

The status of the economic recovery, and what's to come

Jun 30, 2011
An agreement seems to be pending on the debt ceiling. How else is the U.S. economy continuing to heal? The <em>New York Times</em>' David Leonhardt and Joe Nocera offer their views.

Recalculating the Consumer Price Index

Jun 30, 2011
The government uses the CPI to measure inflation and set benefits and taxes. Some lawmakers are thinking about a different formula that would lower benefits and save money.

A tale of two Aspens

Jun 30, 2011
Host Kai Ryssdal describes life for people in Aspen -- the rich, poor, and those in-between -- how they differ and what they share in common.

What will happen to America when we're no longer No. 1?

Jun 30, 2011
Reporter Heidi Moore discusses what people are talking about at the Aspen Ideas Festival and why unemployment is so devastating for the U.S.

Music from the episode

The Ghost Inside Broken Bells
Strapped For Cash Fountains Of Wayne