Marketplace AM for July 19, 2005

Episode Description 

Investing in housing

Speculators are getting into the housing game. And some builders are trying to control who's buying into their communities, inserting anti-investor clauses into their contracts. From Phoenix, Mark Brodie reports in the 7:50am newscast.

The green world of Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart is set to open its first environmentally-friendly store in McKinney, Texas. In the 6:50am newscast, Bill Zeeble asks if Wal-Mart is set to dominate the world of environmental design.

Reaching a new customer

Commentator Adrian Wooldridge, Washington correspondent for The Economist, takes the business practice of acuiring new customers and applies them to politics. Which party proves to have learned their business lessons?