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Marketplace Report for Thursday, August 14, 2008
Aug 14, 2008

Marketplace Report for Thursday, August 14, 2008

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Marketplace Report for Thursday, August 14, 2008

Segments From this episode

Inflation hits 17-year high

Aug 14, 2008
The July Consumer Price Index rose more than expected, as the average weekly earnings fell in the same month. But how does that mesh with plummeting home prices? Mitchell Hartman reports.

Truth-testing Obama's tax plan

Aug 14, 2008
Barack Obama unveiled new details about his tax-cut plan today. It includes the tax cuts -- and who will pay for them. Jeremy Hobson looked at the math to see if Obama's numbers hold up.

Buchholz: Listen up, Detroit

Aug 14, 2008
You know the saying, Don't put all your eggs in one basket. Apparently Detroit auto makers haven't heard it. Commentator Todd Buchholz says big cars turned out to be just like the dot-com craze. A bubble. And it burst.

Why oil prices soar and dip

Aug 14, 2008
Oil is an especially volatile commodity this year. First it soared to record prices, now it's going the other way. Host Kai Ryssdal asks an oil expert to help sort this out. You might be surprised by this expert's prediction.

Euro zone, we feel your pain

Aug 14, 2008
Until now, Europe has escaped the economic problems troubling the United States. But there it was: news today that Germany, France and Italy had terrible second quarters. Stephen Beard reports on what happened.

Marketplace Report for Thursday, August 14, 2008

Music from the episode

Stoney Street Amon Tobin
Noctuary Bonobo
Kool Thing Sonic Youth
Carry the Zero Built To Spill

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