Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 17, 2010

NYC walkers: Look out for male drivers

When you think of taxis, you might think of a scary ride in the back of some big yellow car. But a new analysis of major crashes in New York City -- those between cars and pedestrians -- reveals a different picture. Collin Campbell reports.
Posted In: New York, Travel

Less defaulting, late pay on credit cards

According to regulatory reports released by the major credit card companies, fewer customers are defaulting or making late payments. Reporter Gregory Warner talks with Bill Radke about what this says about customers' habits.

The economics & politics of heat waves

Author Edward P. Kohn talks with Bill Radke about his new book "Hot Time in the Old Town," how a heat wave helped Teddy Roosevelt become president, and whether we've gotten any better at protecting the poor from the heat.
Posted In: Books

Barclays to pay big fine in bank case

British bank Barclays will pay $300 million in fines for funneling millions into the U.S. banking system from banks in countries that aren't so friendly with the U.S. European correspondent Stephen Beard talks the details with Steve Chiotakis.

Cotton prices rise on demand, disasters

Cotton is getting more costly. Prices are flirting with highs not seen in over a decade. It all comes down to supply, demand and natural disasters. Jeff Tyler explains.

Colo. cattle branding fetches big bucks

Ranchers in the West say cattle branding is still the best way to distinguish their livestock from their neighbor's. In Colorado, a rancher's brand is private property. It can be bought and sold. That's given rise to a lucrative market. Zachary Barr reports.

Debate over future of Fannie, Freddie

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan are considering ways to encourage home buying without putting taxpayers at risk. John Dimsdale reports there's no lack of ideas on how to achieve that.
Posted In: Housing

What to do about Fannie, Freddie

Susan Wachter, professor of real estate and finance at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business, talks with Steve Chiotakis about whether the government should be in the mortgage business.
Posted In: Housing

U.S. cuts back on routine medical care

Americans are cutting back on routine medical care because of the recession. That's in a new report from the National Bureau of Economic Research. Gregory Warner reports.
Posted In: Health

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