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Mar 19, 2009

Marketplace for Thursday, March 19, 2009

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Marketplace for Thursday, March 19, 2009

Segments From this episode

Fed's plan moves mortgage market

Mar 19, 2009
The Federal Reserve's plan to pump $1 trillion into the economy initially had its intended effect on the mortgage market, where interest rates dropped. But it also spawned concerns of inflation. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Where will recovery programs take us?

Mar 19, 2009
The government is spending a lot of money on programs aimed at getting the economy back on track. Bob Moon speaks with Morgan Stanley economist Kevin Flanagan about where the money's going and how it may help.

Name this recession

Mar 19, 2009
One day, hopefully sooner rather than later, we'll look back at this time in history of economic troubles and call it... something. Commentator Justin Wolfers offers a few suggestions.

New pot policy could help state coffers

Mar 19, 2009
A new Justice Department policy on medical marijuana could lead to the drug becoming a regular source of tax revenue in states where it's legal. Jeff Tyler reports.

Kellogg's CEO: Ramp up food regulation

Mar 19, 2009
Kellogg's CEO David Mackay is urging Congress to improve government regulation on food safety. His company lost nearly $70 million in recalled products after the salmonella outbreak in peanuts. Steve Henn reports.

Music from the episode

Smoke Medeski, Martin & Wood