Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 26, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 26, 2009

Arts take the stage before lawmakers

The arts industry is appealing to Capitol Hill for more funding as thousands of arts groups face bankruptcy. Art professionals are hoping to get the government to understand the need for the arts, especially now. Danielle Karson reports.

Gordon Brown may be backing down

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been a cheerleader of stimulus spending for other European leaders. But Brown might be heeding warnings from Europe's central banks about rising government debt. Christopher Werth reports.

Family dynamics changing for women

A new survey of American families finds fewer of today's parents are confined by traditional gender roles, roughly one-quarter of women make more than their spouses, and children aren't viewed as obstacles careers. Caitlan Carroll reports.
Posted In: Jobs

The risky part of FHA insurance

The Federal Housing Administration has captured a huge chunk of the mortgage market in the last two years. Today, FHA insurance guarantees 1 in every 3 U.S. mortgages. Steve Henn reports explores the risks involved with such rapid growth.
Posted In: Housing

Regulations target financial risk-takers

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is talking to Congress about new regulations aimed at financial risk-takers. Tamara Keith has the latest from Geithner, who is putting emphasis on regulation adaptability.

For homeless, a house with a roof

Limited shelter is a severe problem for California's homeless, whose numbers have doubled since last year. But a new portable home is at least providing a decent roof. Rob Schmitz sees how the EDAR works.

President considers all online questions

President Obama will hold a virtual press conference on the economy later this morning, with the questions coming from the public. John Dimsdale explores how the online forum is giving the public new access to people in power.
Posted In: Internet

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