Marketplace Morning Report for April 29, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for April 29, 2008

U.S. foreclosures double in first quarter

Many homeowners are still feeling the pinch of tight credit and falling housing prices. A new report says the foreclosure rate has more than doubled from a year ago. And the pain is becoming more widespread. Janet Babin has more.
Posted In: Housing

Zimbabwe is 'beyond crisis point'

The U.N. Security Council meets today to discuss the unverified results of last month's election in Zimbabwe. The country's economy was devastated under President Robert Mugabe. What if he is re-elected? Gretchen Wilson reports from Johannesburg.

U.S. companies in price-fixing probe

Host Scott Jagow talks with our man in London, Stephen Beard, about an investigation by the Office of Fair Trading into allegations that British supermarkets colluded with U.S. suppliers to fix prices.

First pop-up ads, now "friendvertising"

You go on the Web to read an article, and what do you see first? A car ad zooming across the screen. Advertisers always want new ways to get our attention. Commentator Rob Walker says now it's getting personal.

Grand Theft Auto hits store shelves

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories went on sale at midnight, and fans lined up to get their copies. Parent company Take-Two is hoping the game's success will help ward off a buyout. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Banning gossip at the office

If you work in an office, you probably spend part of your day whispering about the trials and tribulations of your coworkers. It's part of working life, right? Well, one company actually banned it. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Will the Fed cut rates again?

Tomorrow, the Fed is expected to decide whether to cut interest rates again. A big factor in its decision is inflation. Cutting the rates too much could fuel it. Nancy Marshal Genzer reports from Washington, D.C.
Posted In: Economy

A car wash for the history books

In our story about a book on BS, the author, while making a point, said that no one in the history of the world had ever washed a rental car. Well, listener Brad Brooks-Rubin wrote in to correct that statement.
Posted In: Travel

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