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May 19, 2009

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Segments From this episode

How to power a new fuel economy

May 19, 2009
The Obama administration's new fuel efficiency standards will require vehicles to get at least 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016. What does this mean for cars of the future? Tamara Keith reports.

Got good credit? You might be dinged

May 19, 2009
Congress has passed a measure requiring credit card companies to go easy on struggling borrowers. But that could be bad news for people with sterling credit. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Comcast customers to get more football

May 19, 2009
Comcast and the NFL Network have agreed to a deal that will give millions of Americans more football. Joel Rose reports.

Commercial real estate may hurt banks

May 19, 2009
Most of the banks' problems have stemmed from residential real estate. But a wave of losses from commercial real estate loans could tip more banks over the edge. Amy Scott reports.

Behavioral economics is catching on

May 19, 2009
A year ago, Dan Ariely's book "Predictably Irrational" was released. Since then a lot has changed, and his book has been expanded. He talks with Kai Ryssdal about why behavioral economists are getting more respect these days.

Letters: Bachelor's, renting, dealerships

May 19, 2009
Kai Ryssdal reviews what listeners had to say about stories from our 'Next American Dream,' including what it means to have a bachelor's degree and the freedom of renting, as well as reaction to Chrysler's dealerships closing.

Surplus keeps pressure on oil prices

May 19, 2009
Traders may be counting on the demand for crude to recover as the global downturn bottoms out. But a huge surplus of crude may keep oil prices under pressure. Stephen Beard reports.

New tech keeps grocery losses in check

May 19, 2009
New technology is helping to prevent grocery stores from racking up losses at the checkout counter. Jennifer Collins reports.

Music from the episode

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