Segments From this episode
The Federal Reserve will soon meet to discuss interest rates and its economic strategy. Alice Rivlin, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and former Fed vice chairman, talks with Kai Ryssdal about the Fed's next move and whether it's constrained by the federal deficit.
Provisions in the financial regulatory reforms could encourage huge numbers of new cases against companies. The provisions let the SEC give big financial payouts to whistle blowers whose info leads to successful enforcement action. Alisa Roth reports the agency's also making more use of the tools it already had.
Another study confirms that girls are reaching puberty earlier. Aside from the social dilemmas these kids may have to side step, early development is linked to obesity. And over time, the medical issues linked to obesity catapult national health care costs into the billions. Janet Babin reports.
Online travel agency Orbitz announced it's stepping up its hotel search options, so you really check out potential vacation digs. Actually, the whole industry is innovating like mad because the online travel business is taking off. Stacey Vanek Smith has more.
John Moe, host of the radio show Future Tense, talks with Kai Ryssdal about whether tech companies are more vulnerable to experiencing CEO changes and the situation with former HP CEO Mark Hurd.
For well over a century Allenton, Mo., was little more than a depot stop on the railroad bound for St. Louis. Several years ago, 40 residents of the community were forced to sell their homes to a developer under threat of eminent domain. Now, that developer is bankrupt and former residents are wondering why they were forced to leave. Adam Allington reports.
Marketplace for Monday, August 9, 2010
Music from the episode
When I'm Gone 3 Doors Down
Our House (Originally Performed by Madness) [Karaoke Version] The Karaoke Party Poppers
Cleanin' Out My Closet Eminem