Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, July 30, 2013
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The well is running dry at BP -- the money well. A new report on Apple's supply chain is raising questions about the accuracy of Apple's critics. The housing boom and bust from a realtor's point of view. And does the cronut need a patent?
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Are Apple's critics accurate? New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg advocates for stairs. And what to expect from this week's GDP revision.
The homeownership rate has now fallen to 65 percent from a high of 69 percent in the mid-2000s.
Posted In: Michael Bloomberg, New York City, public health
In his persistent campaign to make New Yorkers healthier, Mayor Bloomberg wants people to take the stairs instead of the elevator.
Posted In: BMW, Auto, electric cars
The company's long-awaited hybrid has some scratching their heads.
Posted In: France, airplanes, 737
France's best dad? Laurent Aigon, a waiter in France, has built a giant 737 simulator, complete with the airplane's full cockpit, in his son's bedroom.
Posted In: China, apple, manufacturing
Critics are starting to question some details in a report released Monday by the New York-based China Labor Watch, which targeted Chinese factory conditions of Apple supplier Pegatron.
Posted In: Housing, housing crisis, real estate
Kristal Wilson sold lots of houses to people during the housing boom -- and then helped them with short sales when prices collapsed as they faced foreclosure.