Marketplace for Friday, April 18, 2008
In Israel there are traditional restrictions on the availability of bread during Passover. But this year, both the pious and the secular have reason to celebrate. Daniel Estrin reports.
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The Oakland Athletics once rode an innovative strategy called sabermetrics to success in Major League Baseball. The team is now struggling, but commentator Dan Drezner says it's not because the strategy has failed. Rather, most of the other teams are using it too.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is being blamed by his opposition and economists for the collapse of what was once southern Africa's breadbasket. And the nation's current political impasse is only prolonging its pain. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Mortgage applications are up and a new poll says a majority of Americans think now is a good time to buy a home. Still, many who take the plunge are finding themselves up against a new roadblock. Amy Scott reports.