Sep 21, 2010

Marketplace for Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Segments From this episode

Reading between the lines of the Fed's decision

Sep 21, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson, who parses the Fed's statement after they announced they would not raise interest rates.

Apartment construction on the rise

Sep 21, 2010
August housing numbers were released -- and the number of housing starts, home completions and apartment building construction is up. But permits for single-family homes were down What does this mean for the housing market and the recovery?

Insurance companies respond to health care reform

Sep 21, 2010
Insurance policies change as new provisions from health care reform go into effect Thursday.

India to crack down on discrimination in private sector?

Sep 21, 2010
India's government is attempting to reduce caste discrimination in the country by setting employment quotas for some of India's lowest caste members. It made a move into the private industry by asking India's largest companies to disclose which castes their employees are from.

Poverty, hunger: Can they be solved by 2015?

Sep 21, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard about the UN's Millennium Development Goals, which are supposed to be achieved by 2015, and how much progress the world has made to reach them.

A black market for mooncakes in China

Sep 21, 2010
China's mid-Autumn Festival and its tradition of eating mooncakes has lent itself to an underground economy worth billions.

Don't bet on economic forecasting

Sep 21, 2010
You can't predict the future. Commentator Justin Wolfers believes economists shouldn't be trusted to either.

Music from the episode

Minor Swing Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli, Quintette du Hot Club de France
Wildcat Ratatat
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