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Marketplace for Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007
Nov 21, 2007

Marketplace for Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007

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Segments From this episode

Growing subprime worries rattle markets

Nov 21, 2007
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development shook investors today when it warned that overall subprime lending losses could feasibly hit between $200 billion and $300 billion. Can anything be done to limit the losses? Bob Moon has more.

Few are getting refinancing help

Nov 21, 2007
Congress and state officials are trying to help homeowners facing foreclosure by offering alternatives to borrowers and lenders. But for all the good intentions, not much is changing. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
A foreclosure sign hangs in front of a home in Miami.
Joe Raedle, Getty Images

A step forward for 'clean' coal power?

Nov 21, 2007
Indiana regulators have given Duke Energy the OK to build what would become the world's first large-scale coal gasification power plant, provided the company can capture the plant's carbon emissions and store them underground. Sam Eaton reports.

Drought focuses Aussies on every drop

Nov 21, 2007
Australians have been dealing with a decade-long drought that's one of their worst in history. Many have found there's nothing like pocketbook pressure to focus the mind on conservation. Stuart Cohen reports.

How spices became an acquired taste

Nov 21, 2007
Can you imagine Thanksgiving without the hint of nutmeg or cloves? Spices make the meal. But they weren't always so plentiful. Bob Moon talks with author Michael Krondl about his book on the history of the spice business.

Women are new stars of French cuisine

Nov 21, 2007
Restaurant kitchens in France have long been dominated by males. But women are now gaining much of the attention for their influence on the country's fine dining. Their patrons and the critics are eating it up. John Laurenson reports.

Music from the episode

This & That Michael Penn
Pillow Capitol K
This Is the Day The The
Sweet Lady Genevieve The Kinks