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Sep 29, 2009

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Segments From this episode

FDIC looks for ways to replenish fund

Sep 29, 2009
Banking regulators say they expect bank failures to cost the FDIC $100 billion over the next four years. Steve Henn reports the FDIC is doing everything it can to avoid another taxpayer-financed bailout.

What the increase in RV sales tells us

Sep 29, 2009
Among all the gloomy economic indicators out there, there's one glimmer of hope: motor home and RV sales are up. Joel Rose reports on the RV Index.

U.S. may ban insurers of Iran's cargo

Sep 29, 2009
The Obama administration is looking at ways to disrupt Iran's economy if it doesn't come clean about its nuclear program. Bob Moon reports global insurance companies doing business with Iran may be targeted.

Is Europe's carbon trading all smoke?

Sep 29, 2009
Europe's market in so-called carbon credits is designed to cut CO2 emissions using the profit motive. But some climate campaigners have dismissed it as a giant scam. Stephen Beard reports.

Why oil may be a cursed resource

Sep 29, 2009
Journalist Peter Maass talks with Kai Ryssdal about his book, "Crude World" and the disadvantages that come with having a lot of oil.

Food makers hungry to change for WIC

Sep 29, 2009
The WIC program, which offers nutrition education and food vouchers to low-income families, will soon get a healthy overhaul. But to cash in, food manufacturers have had to make some adjustments. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

China's economic numbers don't add up

Sep 29, 2009
As China prepares to celebrate 60 years of communist rule, there's talk about how well its economy is doing. But commentator Paul Kedrosky says China's numbers bear a lot more scrutiny.

Music from the episode

In The Morning - Hot Chip Remix Junior Boys, Hot Chip
In The Morning - Hot Chip Remix Junior Boys, Hot Chip
Look At the Sky Ulrich Schnauss
Look At the Sky Ulrich Schnauss
Milton Road Mice Parade
Milton Road Mice Parade