Dec 4, 2008

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No clear road yet for carmakers' bailout

Dec 4, 2008
A more humble collection of auto industry CEOs came calling on Congress today. But the jury's still out on whether their latest proposal will get them the money they need. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Treasury may try mortgage rate cut

Dec 4, 2008
Treasury Secretary Paulson is said to be considering a plan to use Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to push down mortgage rates for new home purchases to as low as 4.5%. Marketplace's Steve Henn reports.

How would Treasury's plan work?

Dec 4, 2008
To find out how Treasury's mortgage rate-cut plan might come together -- or whether it's even possible -- Kai Ryssdal talks with Susan Wachter, professor of real estate at the University of Pennsylvania.

Hard part of green energy: plugging in

Dec 4, 2008
California hopes to generate about a third of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020. But it's finding the hard part is tying all that new green power into the existing grid. Sam Eaton reports.

Recession slows pro sports action

Dec 4, 2008
Professional sports haven't been immune to problems from the recession. But business-of-sports commentator Diana Nyad tells Kai Ryssdal the sports having the most trouble are the ones with the biggest toys.

Taking Stock: Global impact of crisis

Dec 4, 2008
All the economic troubles might have started in the United States, but they haven't ended here. Kai Ryssdal talks with Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen about the global impacts.

Music from the episode

Knuddelmaus Ulrich Schnauss
Evergreen The Fiery Furnaces

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