Segments From this episode
Kai Ryssdal talks to Sarah Rosen Wartell, executive vice president at the Center for American Progress, about Larry Summers' departure from the White House and what it means for President Obama's economic policy.
The flood of paperworks from foreclosures is overwhelming mortgage servicers. One bank representative detailed the practice of "robo-signing," signing off on foreclosures without verifying the information in the documents, in sworn depositions.
Kai Ryssdal talks to Tracey Carson of the Mason School District in Ohio, about the district's decision to put vending machines that dispense carrots into schools.
The Village Voice's Backpage.com is being sued by an underage girl who was pimped out via the classifieds website. But the Communications Decency Act says that websites are protected from liability from what users post.
There are two types of U.S. companies: Those that depend on the American economy, and those that profit from overseas operations. Commentator Robert Reich compares how the two can change Washington politics.
Without these federal fossil fuel tax breaks, the oil industry may not have taken off as it did. But a century later, some believe it's time to focus the subsidies on renewable energy.
Marketplace for Wednesday, September 22, 2010