Marketplace AM for January 27, 2005

Episode Description 

In pursuit of the housing bubble

Despite all the talk of rising mortgage rates last year, for the most part rates held steady. What's going on? Host Tess Vigeland gets an explanation from Marketplace's money expert Chris Farrell.

Sports drunks

With lawsuits brewing over beer served at pro sporting events, will sports franchises soon make their last call for alcohol? Host Cheryl Glaser talks to Marketplace's Business of Sports commentator David Carter about how the issue of overdrinking at games may come to a head.

Rock the wealthy vote in Iraq

Despite the current troubles of Iraqi citizens, many are richer than they were under the regime of Saddam Hussein. Will the upcoming elections do anything to further boost the country's business climate? Borzou Daragahi takes a look.