Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 25, 2013

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Marketplace Morning Report wraps up our week reporting live from South Florida on the New American Dream with our Wealth and Poverty Desk. Today, we take you to one of the wealthiest places in America -- an island where few outsiders have ever been -- with a look at Fisher Island, one of the most exclusive zip codes in the country. And, we take you on a cruise. Ten million Americans a year take their vacations on cruise ships, and we speak with the CEO of one of the largest cruise companies.

PODCAST: Housing sales are up, stock up on postage stamps

U.S. housing sales are the highest in three years and now's the time to stock up on stamps -- the U.S. Postal Service is increasing costs this Sunday.
Posted In: podcast

New home sales disappoint, but trend remains positive

Despite a dip in home sales last December, new data reveals that overall sales for 2012 were the highest in three years.
Posted In: housing market, recovery

Amid fears of triple-dip recession, U.K. future uncertain

Days after David Cameron announced a referendum on U.K. membership in the EU, figures out today revealed that Britain is at risk of slipping into its third recession in a row, leading to further uncertainty about the U.K.'s future.
Posted In: United Kingdom (U.K.), Bank of England, recession

Cruise ships: A luxury for the rest of us

Royal Caribbean president and CEO Adam Goldstein tells Marketplace who's taking cruise vacations and why.
Posted In: cruise ships, Royal Caribbean, luxury, vacations, Travel

Fisher Island: America's most exclusive zip code

Just off the coast of Miami is one of the richest places in the country. Marketplace takes a tour of the ultra-exclusive enclave.
Posted In: Miami, luxury, wealthy, Fisher Island, real estate

Price of a 'forever' stamp is going up

The Postal Service is raising all rates an average of about 4 percent, but that's not enough to wipe out its losses.
Posted In: Postal Service, stamps

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Koop Island Blues
Koop
Como Se Goza En El Barrio
Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos
Waiting on the World to Change [Clean]
John Mayer