Morning Edition for August 13, 2009
Aug 13, 2009 — The Federal Reserve on Wednesday held interest rates steady, kept other stimulus measures in place and, in a sign of hope, said the economy was stabilizing. These steps and other signs are leading a growing number of economists to say they think the recession is finally over.
Aug 13, 2009 — Set in the 1920s and 1930s — mostly in the section of the city that later became East Berlin — Philip Kerr's crime novels feature a climate of extreme violence and debauchery, full of rogues, cheats and liars.
Aug 13, 2009 — Credit card companies' practice of charging excessive interest rates hurts consumers — and it should be illegal, says financial historian Charles Geisst. The author of a new book about consumer debt, Geisst says one small change helped to shift attitudes about debt: what we call it.
Aug 13, 2009 — Hospitals are welcoming wealthy and middle-class foreign patients who pay cash or have insurance coverage. Miami hospitals are launching marketing campaigns to lure patients from the Caribbean and Latin America. Some hospitals are even opening offices overseas.
Aug 12, 2009 — Fresh fruits and vegetables may lure us to roadside stands, but it's hard to leave without stocking up on the weird regional snacks you can also find there. And if you're headed up to California's Sierra mountains, the best place to get your fix is at Pedrick Produce.