Marketplace for Monday, July 27, 2009

Episode Description 

Life goes on after foreclosure

Stories of families in the throes of losing their homes are all over the news. But what happens to those families -- and the homes -- after the foreclosure is final? Krissy Clark visits a couple in Las Vegas to find out.
Posted In: Housing

Using cash incentives to combat obesity

A new study shows that obesity-related problems account for nearly 10% of U.S. health-care spending. But a measure in the Senate health-care bill may offer workers attractive incentives to get fit. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Health

Novel traces one man's financial legacy

Kai Ryssdal talks with author Iain Pears about his new historical novel, "Stone's Fall," which follows the harrowing financial legacy of one man from Victorian London through to his death in 1953.
Posted In: Books

Upside: Fix-it man is doing fine

Not everyone has the money to buy a new refrigerator or washing machine. So when large appliances break, people call on repairman David Khorsandi to get their machines back in working order. He explains why his phone has been ringing non-stop.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Cost cuts reap profit for Radio Shack

Consumer electronics retailer Radio Shack is profiting during the downturn with the help of fierce cost-cutting and a focus on accessories. The company has also cornered a consumer niche: the do-it-yourselfer. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Retail

Iceland begins long road to join E.U.

Iceland was hit hard by the economic downturn, but now the country is one step closer to joining the European Union. E.U. foreign ministers have begun assessing whether or not the country is a good fit, but membership won't come easy. Stephen Beard reports.

China-U.S. alliance crucial for recovery

President Obama is meeting with Chinese leaders in the hopes that the country will invest in the U.S. and spend more on U.S. goods. But China's representatives want an assurance that their investment is worthwhile. John Dimsdale reports.

Music from this show

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Sister Europe (Remastered Album Version)
The Psychedelic Furs
Gone To Earth
The American Analog Set
He Lays In The Reins
Calexico / Iron And Wine