Apr 1, 2009

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G-20 focuses on regulation, stimulus

Apr 1, 2009
Regulations and stimulus are two of the major issues on the table at the G-20 summit. Marketplace's London Bureau Chief Stephen Beard discusses with Kai Ryssdal what the world's leaders want to work out at the conference.

Europe has spending lesson for Obama

Apr 1, 2009
President Obama has called on European countries to borrow and spend more to stimulate the world economy. But commentator David Frum says Obama should listen to European leaders who say spending isn't the best way out of the crisis.

GM's workers face even tougher times

Apr 1, 2009
The Obama administration is optimistic General Motors can restructure without declaring bankruptcy. But in order to do so, its workers will have to make more concessions. John Dimsdale reports.

Foreign-worker visa program under fire

Apr 1, 2009
The 85,000 H1-B visas available today to highly-skilled foreign workers are expected to be in high demand, especially in the tech sector. But critics say some employers are taking unfair advantage of the visa program. Steve Henn reports.

Tuition costs hurting students, colleges

Apr 1, 2009
Many private colleges don't have big endowments, so they rely on student tuition to pay the bills. But in this bad economy, students and their families are struggling with tuition and financial aid. Emily Hanford reports.

Effects of the recession on college costs

Apr 1, 2009
The economic crisis is making some families rethink the costs of college. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Don Heller, director for the Center for the Study of Higher Education at Penn State, about how the economy is affecting universities and students.

Home selling moves to a new stage

Apr 1, 2009
As desperation sets in among home sellers, some are using actors to simulate lively neighborhoods in otherwise empty developments. Mitchell Hartman reports this April 1 exclusive.

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