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Tech Week That Was: Encryption Disrupted; Anonymity Online

In a busy week to start September, Microsoft buys Nokia, another set of revelations comes out about government monitoring and Jeff Bezos goes to Washington.
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State Health Care Marketplaces: Who Will Buy And Why

In three weeks, uninsured Americans will be able to get coverage through state health care exchanges. Guest host Tom Gjelten and his guests discuss who will buy and why.


Five Years After Wall Street Collapsed, What's Changed?

September 2008 was one of the most shocking months in Wall Street's history. Lehman Brothers, AIG, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac all fell from grace, and the stock market fell off a cliff. Five years later, host Michel Martin talks to Michael Fletcher of the Washington Post about whether anything has changed.

Antitrust Monitor Ordered For Apple Over E-Book Price Fixing

The order, issued two months after Apple was found to be price-fixing, would force the company to submit to oversight for a period of two years.

Jobless Rate Ticks Down To 7.3 Percent; 169,000 Jobs Added

The news is close to, but a bit less strong, than what economists had been expecting. Within the report, though, was a troubling revision: It's now estimated that just 104,000 jobs were added to payrolls in July, not the 162,000 previously thought.

'Pretty Solid Jobs Report' Likely; Will Fed Then Dial Back?

As soon as the August jobs report is released Friday morning, speculation will begin about how the central bank will react.

Istanbul, Madrid, Tokyo Vie For Olympics, But Is It Worth It?

Each city has strong selling points, but also serious problems. They each hope the games jump-start their economies. But the jury's still out on whether mega-sporting events do that.

India's New Central Banker Steps Into A Perfect Storm

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.

Millennials Force Car Execs To Rethink Business Plans

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.

G-20 Fears An End To Fed's Quantitative Easing

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.