Jul 30, 2008

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Segments From this episode

Fed keeps the lending window open

Jul 30, 2008
Wall Street will continue to be able to take out emergency loans from the Federal Reserve through next year. Host Kai Ryssdal asks economist Cary Leahy about the impact of the Fed's lending.

Automakers scaling back on leases

Jul 30, 2008
The Big Three automakers are giving their leasing practices an overhaul after getting slammed with losses by falling SUV and truck resale values. Dan Grech reports.

Truck shipments continue to increase

Jul 30, 2008
A shipping trade group says truck shipments were up in June for the eighth consecutive month. Does this mean the economy's on the road to recovery? Amy Scott reports.

Iraq in need of spending lessons

Jul 30, 2008
A new report says Iraq's flush with money, but if that's true, why are so many of its residents still without basic infrastructure? Host Kai Ryssdal asks Stuart Bowen where Iraq's cash is going and where it isn't.

Best Beach Reads: Leisure class theory

Jul 30, 2008
Commentator Robert Reich continues our series on the best beach reads with a look back at economics during the Gilded Age with Thorstein Veblen's "The Theory of the Leisure Class."

Cricket takes a lesson from U.S. sports

Jul 30, 2008
In an attempt to boost interest in cricket, India is following the models of U.S. sports leagues, creating a faster-paced, flashier sport -- a strategy that is paying off. Mehul Srivastava reports.

More TV viewers tuning in online

Jul 30, 2008
Twenty percent of TV viewers are tuning in exclusively on their computers, leaving networks and advertisers scrambling to find a way to capture the evolving market. Steve Henn reports.

Fast food takes off during tough times

Jul 30, 2008
As the economy slides down, burgers sales start sizzling. Jeremy Hobson reports as a part of an ongoing series of unusual economic indicators.

Music from the episode

Smile Sampology
Go! (Club Mix) Tones On Tail
Out of State Plates Losing Sleep
Out of State Plates Losing Sleep

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