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Now Playing: 08-14-12 Marketplace

In this economy, it's not uncommon to see homes worth less than what's still left on the mortgage, but now it's happening with cars.  Macy's is unveiling its largest shoe department ever and other departments are following suit. British bank Standard Chartered has agreed to pay $340 million to settle allegations that it was conducting secret transactions with Iranian clients. We hear about a man in Louisiana who set out to repair broken instruments and shattered dreams post-Katrina. Kai Ryssdal talks to Gallup's Frank Newport about how Americans' views on the economy match up with those of Paul Ryan. And we hear from a listener who bribed her two kids to do some summer homework.