Marketplace for Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007
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Recent market euphoria gave way today to worries over the ever-deepening subprime credit crisis, the weakening dollar and record oil prices. Bob Moon looks into what happens if investors overdose on the negatives.
It's generally accepted that oil prices are going to reach $100 a barrel one of these days. Jeff Tyler reports on just how painful that might be, both here and abroad.
Congress is poised for its first override of a President Bush veto. It concerns a $23 billion bill for flood control and environmental restoration projects around the country. John Dimsdale reports the stage is now set for a political fight over fiscal responsibility.
During the 2000 campaign George Bush promised to make Latin America a fundamental commitment of his presidency. In his new book, Andres Oppenheimer of The Miami Herald says that commitment's been honored mostly in the breach. He talked with Kai Ryssdal.
Mexicans living abroad are expected to send home more than $25 billion this year. Most of that will go to their families. But communities benefit, too, thanks to a matching program with a twist. Joy Diaz reports.
Recent reports have called attention to Americans' serious problems with obesity -- from kids to the elderly. Commentator David Frum says that for the sake of our health-care system, it's time for us to get on the treadmill.
As the war in Iraq continues, military reservists are being deployed multiple times. The extended periods spent away from home leave many of them struggling to find work in the civilian sector. Danielle Karson reports.