Marketplace PM for April 5, 2007

Episode Description 

Subprime geography

Subprime lending casts a wide net. Steve Tripoli takes us through different types of subprime loans and the areas where lenders set up shop — and not just the poor communities are targeted.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

A drop in the bucket isn't enough

The bottled water industry makes $10 billion per year in sales. Commentator Benjamin Barber says that money is better off in the hands of Third World countries that don't have the convenience of a sink.

So long, Tony

This Sunday night starts the last nine episodes of HBO's "The Sopranos." What's HBO going to do now? Kai Ryssdal talks about new programming with TV critic Aaron Barnhart.
Posted In: Entertainment

The pounds just poured off me . . .

Get a glass of lemon juice, throw in a little maple syrup and a few dashes of cayenne pepper and you've got the latest weight-loss craze. Stacey Vanek Smith examines the dieting industry — and tries the cleansing fast herself.
Posted In: Health

Royal Dutch Shell resumes Nigerian production

After militant violence had forced a shutdown, Royal Dutch Shell is resuming oil production in the Niger River Delta. Bob Moon examines the effect the news had on the market.
Posted In: Canada

China worried about its hyperactive economy

The Chinese economy is growing faster than government officials expected. For the sixth time in less than a year, regulators have told Chinese banks they need to hang on to more reserves.
Posted In: Canada

Five-finger discounts come out of your pocket

A national Internet database being launched on Monday will help retailers defend their products against in-store theft. Jeff Tyler looks at the hidden costs consumers pay for shoplifters.
Posted In: Crime, Retail