Marketplace AM for May 19, 2005

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Home loans

Bank regulators are advising lenders not to play so fast and loose in granting home loans. Why all the fuss now? Host Kai Ryssdal gets the scoop from Marketplace's money expert Chris Farrell.

French resistance

In this morning's edition of Public Radio's "Think Global" series, we examine a country with serious reservations about a global economy: France. A referendum there this weekend will give the French the opportunity to vent their concerns about America's free market approach to doing business.
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Sports fans gone wild

At sporting events these days there seems to be more action in the bleachers than in the actual game. What's with all the feuding fans? Host Lisa Napoli talks to Marketplace's business of sports commentator David Carter about how the big money surrounding sports may be an instigator.

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