Sep 22, 2011

Marketplace for September 22, 2011

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Marketplace for September 22, 2011

Segments From this episode

A tax on soda

Sep 22, 2011
Millions of dollars will be spent on diseases related to obesity. So, how do we confront the public health problem?

Home buyers beware

Sep 22, 2011
The Federal Reserve is trying to drive down interest rates for things like mortgages. But that doesn't mean consumers will be able to take advantage of those cheap loans.

Letters: The Interceptor's 'toughness,' money from a rogue trade

Sep 22, 2011
Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: new ICD-10 codes, where the money goes after a rogue trade and the toughness of "the Interceptor."

IMF: International cooperation is needed to solve economic challenges

Sep 22, 2011
The IMF's John Lipsky discusses the different challenges faced by the world's economies, and what needs to be done to fix them.

Palestinian economy ramps up for potential statehood

Sep 22, 2011
Mahmoud Abbas will soon ask the United Nations to recognize a State of Palestine. Are Palestinians prepared for a full-fledged government and economy?

The revolving door spins at HP

Sep 22, 2011
Again. The largest tech company in the U.S. lines up its fourth CEO in six years.

Stock markets tumble on fears of recession

Sep 22, 2011
Global stock markets tumbled a day after the Federal Reserve, justifying its latest moves, cited "significant downside risks" to the U.S. economy.
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during morning trading on Sept. 22, 2011 in New York City.
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On the brink of government shutdown -- again

Sep 22, 2011
This time Congress is fighting over how to pay for disaster relief. If they can't agree, the lights go out Oct. 1. Businesses worry this might be the new normal.

Music from the episode

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Wildcat Ratatat