Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 21, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 21, 2009

Home re-sales rise, but is pain easing?

Jeremy Brant, CEO of real estate company 1-800-CASH OFFER, talks with Bill Radke about the big increase in home re-sales, and whether it was helped by a one-time home buyer credit the government is giving out.
Posted In: Housing

Last call for longest-serving bartender

Angelo Cammarata, recognized by Guiness as the world's longest-serving bartender, talks with Steve Chiotakis about all those years of serving drinks and what he's looking forward to after retiring.

Hiring picking up a bit on Wall Street

New York bureau chief Amy Scott talks with Steve Chiotakis about Morgan Stanley's plans to hire as many as 400 traders and sales people, and whether this is happening with other firms.
Posted In: Wall Street

Swiss gov't cleans up on UBS sale

The Swiss government has sold its stake in UBS, and made a profit on the deal. Stephen Beard reports.

Cash for Clunkers winding down

A billion dollars is left to be used in the Cash for Clunkers program, which ends Monday night. But some dealers have already stopped offering incentives. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Auto

Housing crisis relenting in Phoenix

As the latest existing home sales numbers are released, one place that has seen some positive results is Phoenix, Ariz. Peter O'Dowd reports.
Posted In: Housing

Washington Nationals bank on pitcher

The Washington Nationals will soon introduce their new $15 million pitcher. Tamara Keith reports he could represent a fresh start for a struggling baseball team.
Posted In: Sports

Central bankers mull recovery at retreat

The world's central bankers are gathering in Wyoming to wrestle with the state of the global economy. New York bureau chief Amy Scott talks with Bill Radke about what Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke had to say at the retreat.

Another lead poisoning case in China

Asia correspondent Scott Tong talks with Bill Radke about the latest case of child lead poisoning in China, and how it affects the global economy.

Big stakes in Bernanke's reappointment

Professor and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich talks with Steve Chiotakis about why Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is considered controversial, and how his potential reappointment may affect the economy.
Posted In: Economy

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Pattern Recognition
Sonic Youth
The World Is Our ___
This Will Destroy You
One More Regret
James Figurine
If You Fail We All Fail
 

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