Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, August 19, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, August 19, 2009

How much time's left for housing deals

Richard DeKaser, president of Woodley Park Research, talks with Steve Chiotakis about the latest housing data, which shows mortgage applications rose last week as interest rates hit a five-week low, and when some of the housing deals may go away.
Posted In: Housing

Swiss consumer banking still attractive

Details may be revealed about the settlement between Swiss bank UBS and the U.S. government. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Economy

European iPods go boom boom pow

European correspondent Stephen Beard talks with Steve Chiotakis about a new inquiry the European Commission is launching into exploding iPods and iPhones.
Posted In: Science

Lawmakers seek answers from insurers

As the debate over health care rages on, some lawmakers want to know how much is at stake for insurers. Alisa Roth reports they're taking matters into their own hands.
Posted In: Health

Will Mass. insurance cuts really save?

Thousands of legal immigrants in Massachusetts will lose their state-subsidized health insurance. Joel Rose reports on what the cuts will save the state.
Posted In: Health

Will Vikings biz score big with Favre?

NFL legend Brett Favre is delaying retirement yet again. Will the quarterback boost the bottom line for his new team, the Minnesota Vikings? Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Sports

Will tech lead economic recovery?

A new survey reveals that computer company CEOs believe the technology industry will recover more quickly than the rest of the economy. But are consumers ready to start buying new gadgets? John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Science

The high and low of how hemp is used

Oregon recently joined a handful of states that allow farmers to grow hemp. Cash Peters reports on how businesses are turning to the alternative product and the stigma attached to it.
Posted In: Crime

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Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard (Album Version)
Warning Sign (Remastered Version )
Talking Heads
Three Peas in a Pod
Lullaby For The Working Class
Knocked Up
Kings Of Leon

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