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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Monday, February 27, 2012

We launch our new Wealth and Poverty Desk with the voices of two people struggling to make ends meet; tomorrow: people talk about life in the economic middle. Home improvement sales were better than expected this quarter -- could that mean good news on the horizon for home sales? Gas prices inevitably turn into campaign fodder during an election year, and over the weekend Newt Gingrich stumped in front of signs that promised $2.50 a gallon. Plus, Warren Buffett said his successor has been picked, but he didn't identify the future CEO.

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A man pushes a cart past kits containing a generator, a five-gallon gas container and a power cord at a Home Depot store in Kitty Hawk in the North Carolina Outerbanks on August 25, 2011.
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Voices of Wealth and Poverty: Barely Getting By

A waiter walks among tables in Santa Barbara, Calif. Daryl Snell, a server, and Angel Rogers, a pharmacy technician, live just above the poverty line.
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