Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, October 25, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, October 25, 2010

Sales of existing homes up 10 percent, says National Association of Realtors

The National Association of Realtors announced that sales of existing homes were up 10 percent last month, though it's still well-short of what's normal for this time of year. Part of the problem, is uncertainty over shoddy paperwork for some foreclosures.
Posted In: Housing

Bernanke says the Fed will investigate lender documentation

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke says that the Fed is going going to look into whether lenders cut corners on documentation.
Posted In: Banks

Bernanke speaks to mortgages and finance at FDIC symposium

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is speaking this morning at an FDIC symposium, looking at mortgages and finance. Hugh Johnson joins Steve Chiotakis to discuss.

New Zealand protests to keep "The Hobbit"

Thousands of New Zealanders have taken to the streets to demand that two films in the "Hobbit" franchise continue filming in New Zealand.

Geithner encourages trade balances at G-20

At the G-20 meeting this weekend, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner encouraged global finance ministers to agree on a proposal to curb trade imbalances. Rob Schmitz reports.

Bank of America to resume foreclosures

Bank of America says it'll resume foreclosures in almost two dozen states this week. The bank had halted foreclosures nationwide after discovering problems with paperwork. Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Banks

U.K. investigates Google's potential breach of privacy

Google is in trouble for what could be a major breach of privacy. The California-based search engine has admitted it intercepted private emails from around Britain. Marketplace's Stephen Beard reports.

USDA crop reports disappoint traders

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will hold its annual meeting with traders who rely on the agency's crop reports. And some of them are frustrated with the accuracy of the reports they've been getting lately. Eve Troeh explains.
Posted In: Agriculture

"Cutting the cord" on cable

Problems with cable providers are encouraging television watchers to cancel their cable subscription for a more modern approach to television. Alisa Roth reports.

Children are next to join a gym

This week, we're looking at sustainable jobs. Adriene Hill reports on a career that's growing almost as fast as its littlest clients.
Posted In: Health

Iceland turns from banks to freedom of speech

Iceland wants companies from around the world to set up their servers there and publish material online without the fear of ruinous lawsuits or censorship. Stephen Beard reports.

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Breath Control
Motor City Drum Ensemble
Love Is the Drug
Roxy Music
Freedom Sounds
The Skatalites
Seventeen Years
Ratatat