Mattel won ownership over California company MGA of the Bratz dolls in 2008, but an appeals court reversed that ruling last year. Now they're fighting over whether one stole trade secrets. In the meantime, Bratz are losing their popularity. Jennifer Collins reports.
President Obama wants to double U.S. exports over the next five years, and one key to that is the U.S. Export-Import Bank. The agency is now focusing on small business, getting owners involved in overseas markets. Eve Troeh reports.
The number of homes seized by banks topped 1 million last year. And while the number of foreclosures keeps rising, new report from a housing advocacy group Woodstock says there's also an increasing number of lenders walking away from foreclosures.
The price of agricultural commodities is on the rise. As improving economies buy more product, suppliers struggle to keep up with demand. Since last summer, contracts for future deliveries of wheat and corn have almost doubled. John Dimsdale reports.
Marketplace worked with Los Angeles public TV station KCET and its show, SoCal Connected, to tell the story of a single home, and that home's place in the American economy. Kai Ryssdal gives us a sneak peek inside "Lot 354."
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