Marketplace AM for March 23, 2005

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Real estate - still the best investment?

Sales of existing U.S. homes fell 0.4 percent in February, while home prices rose at double-digit percentage rates, a trade association report showed Wednesday. But sales of existing homes are still strong around the U.S. and you may be surprised at who's buying those houses. Marketplace's Cheryl Glaser reports.
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Comic strip strategies - Meet Scott Kurtz

Getting a comic strip syndicated these days is a bit like playing musical chairs. Thousands of artists circle, a handful get to sit and those left standing, well... they go find full-time jobs. But at least one popular web cartoonist refuses to play at all, and that has some worried. Could he change the way comic strips are distributed and sold? Dennis Nishi went to find out.

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