Jun 30, 2008

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Segments From this episode

Banks fear Europe's reaction to inflation

Jun 30, 2008
Inflation is prompting European regulators to start raising interest rates, a move some worry could send the global economy into an even sharper downturn. Stephen Beard reports.

Insurance companies are well covered

Jun 30, 2008
Extreme weather has driven insurance claims way up in 2008, but the insurance companies have plenty of capital to weather the storm. Dan Grech reports.

Ruling threatens resales on eBay

Jun 30, 2008
A French court ordered eBay to pay millions for allowing knock-offs on its site, a decision that could have an impact on the auctioneer's business worldwide. Jill Barshay reports.

Let young workers make a difference

Jun 30, 2008
A new generation is hitting the workforce -- and steering clear of jobs in the federal government. But don't blame them, says commentator Paul Light; blame the bureaucracy.

A bit of rate relief for students

Jun 30, 2008
Students borrowing money from the federal government will soon be able to slash their interest rates. Host Bob Moon asks Marketplace's Tess Vigeland how to take advantage of the rate change.
A graduation cap with money symbolizes student loans
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Iraq to announce U.S. oil contracts

Jun 30, 2008
The bidding is on for access to Iraq's oil fields and U.S. companies seem likely to profit. Host Bob Moon talks with the Brookings Institute's Mike O'Hanlon about the impact the contracts will have.

Not your average home improvements

Jun 30, 2008
In dangerous areas like Beirut, residents hope for the best, but transform their homes into fortresses in preparation for the worst. Ben Gilbert reports.

Music from the episode

A Woman's Love Noé Licon
Railroad Cancellation Don Caballero
Brother Down Sam Roberts Band
Brother Down Sam Roberts Band

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