Sep 15, 2010

Marketplace for Wednesday, September 15, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, September 15, 2010

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Greenspan: Let Bush-era tax cuts expire

Sep 15, 2010
Congressmen of both parties are debating whether to end or extend the Bush-era tax cuts, but for former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan, the answer is clear: Let the Bush cuts run their course and raise taxes, so the government can get a handle on the deficit.

Americans still the wealthiest, but less so

Sep 15, 2010
The United States still comes out on top in terms of how much money per American has, but the recession brought the numbers down by about 12 percent since 2007.

How the 30-year mortgage came to be

Sep 15, 2010
Marketplace's Alisa Roth looks into the history of the 30-year mortgage.

Frum: Banks are OK, but who cares?

Sep 15, 2010
Banks were saved from the cliff's edge with billions of dollars of TARP money. But commentator David Frum asks, do voters care that things could have been worse without the federal government's bailout?

Young Tibetans make success in India

Sep 15, 2010
The new generation of Tibetans are taking advantage of India's economic rise. Unlike their parents who laid low, for the most part, in India, younger Tibetans are using their entrepreneurial spirit to make Tibetans an essential part of the Indian economy.

The financial fallout was an 'Inside Job'

Sep 15, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Director Charles Ferguson about his new documentary "Inside Job," which explores the causes of the 2008 financial crisis.

Can a school lunch overhaul beat junk food?

Sep 15, 2010
President Obama is expected to sign a $4.5 billion grant to improve lunches in public schools. But can revamped lunchroom and healthier menus be enough to draw kids out of nearby fast food chains?

Music from the episode

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Four Winds Bright Eyes