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Taking 'Wall Street' from the Journal

Jeremy Hobson | Jan 29, 2008
After 119 years in the Wall Street area of Lower Manhattan, Rupert Murdoch is planning to relocate the Wall Street Journal to Midtown. Jeremy Hobson reports the move doesn't seem to bother people as much as changes to the paper.
Posted In: Jobs, Travel

Floridian voters consider housing

John Dimsdale | Jan 29, 2008
Take tanking home prices, add high property taxes and you've got the housing market in Florida. John Dimsdale went to Fort Lauderdale to talk to voters on the issue as the state holds its Republican primary today.
Posted In: Housing

Looks are important in the campaign

Scott Jagow | Jan 29, 2008
A study out today suggests what a candidate looks like has a lot to do with their chances of getting elected. Scott Jagow talks to study head Michael Lewis about how appearance factors into the campaign.

Senate to propose stimulus add-ons

Steve Henn | Jan 29, 2008
President Bush's economic stimulus plan heads to the Senate tomorrow, and senators are already working to expand the bill. Steve Henn reports add-ons like road resurfacing projects and unemployment benefits will be in debate.
Posted In: Economy

U.S. avocado market ripe for Mexico

Dan Grech | Jan 29, 2008
Because Mexico's avocado-growing season ends as the U.S. season starts, demand for the fruit is created year round. Dan Grech reports the U.S. views Mexico as a trading partner in avocados rather than competition.
Posted In: Mexico

Bush plans to eliminate earmarks

Steve Henn | Jan 29, 2008
In his last State of the Union address, President Bush said he wanted to wean Washington, D.C. off of earmarks, or pet spending projects. But Steve Henn reports some analysts are skeptical.


Chris Farrell | Jan 29, 2008
Question: I purchased my house three years ago with a 5-year ARM and a second mortgage to cover the down payment. My credit was (and is) good, and...
Posted In: Housing

Dutch homes will float with the climate

Rico Gagliano | Jan 29, 2008
Global warming's rising oceans seriously threaten the Netherlands, where 60% of its population lives below sea level. But some Dutch are floating new options for going with the flow. Rico Gagliano explores their climate-proof homes.

Another view of Plan B

Sam Eaton | Jan 29, 2008
Dennis M. Bushnell, chief scientist at NASA's Langley Research Center, talks with Marketplace's Sam Eaton about Plan B visions of living with climate change.

Seeing opportunity in rising oceans

Sam Eaton | Jan 28, 2008
Conservative projections say rising seas from climate change would displace hundreds of millions of people and cost hundreds of billions of dollars over the next century. Sam Eaton found a scientist with a plan to capitalize on melting icecaps for the sake of everyone.