Morning Edition for September 6, 2013
Sep 6, 2013 — The G-20 meeting draws to a close on Friday, overshadowed by the crisis in Syria. President Obama continues to try, both at home and abroad, to build support for a U.S. military strike on Syria.
Sep 6, 2013 — Renee Montagne talks to Elizabeth O'Bagy of the Institute for the Study of War about the balance of power among different rebel groups in Syria.
Sep 6, 2013 — The new chairman of the Reserve Bank of India infused a sense of much-needed optimism this week, but analysts say the exuberance is unlikely to last. India's economic growth has crashed, its currency has plunged and prices are up. After a decade of high growth rates, India is now the sick man of Asia.
Sep 6, 2013 — Renee Montagne has a correction for Thursday's segment "Word of Mouth" with Tina Brown, the editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast.
Sep 6, 2013 — The Denver Broncos celebrated a 49-27 win over the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night. Peyton Manning threw for seven touchdown passes — the first quarterback to do that since 1969.
Sep 6, 2013 — A satellite is scheduled to take off for the Moon Friday — carrying an instrument that could represent the future of deep space communication. Instead of sending data back to earth using radio waves, the Lunar Laser Communications Demonstration will use pulsed light waves.
Sep 6, 2013 — There's been a sort of collective freak-out in the auto industry about millennials and their waning interest in cars. Our series, reporting on the changing relationship between youth culture and the automobile, draws to a close.
Sep 6, 2013 — The interest rate on jumbo mortgages — those that exceed a government-set cap of $417,000 — has fallen below the rate for traditional loans. Mortgage industry observers say it's the first time this has happened.
Sep 6, 2013 — Some G-20 members are worried the Federal Reserve will soon scale back the quantitative easing measures that helped to stimulate the U.S. economy during the Great Recession. An end to those policies might have a severe impact on countries such as Indonesia, which have benefited from the global economic growth that quantitative easing caused.
Sep 6, 2013 — Two Wall Street types competed for a narrow lot bordering both of their properties. The county in New York intended to sell the lot for $10. The winning bid was $120,000.