Marketplace PM for July 11, 2007

Episode Description 

There's good news on housing front?

Economists at the National Association of Realtors are predicting home prices and new-home sales will rebound next year. But that's after the nation's first home-price decline in 40 years plays itself out. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Levi's may be dressed up to go public

After almost a decade of saggy performance, Levi Strauss is looking a lot more fit these days. And that's sparking speculation that the jeans maker could be in a position to go public again. Elizabeth Wynne Johnson goes behind the seams.
Posted In: Retail, Wall Street

Cadbury finds itself in a sticky mess

Cadbury Schweppes is set to be sentenced by a British court for hygiene offenses, after it knowingly sold chocolate contaminated with salmonella. Stephen Beard takes a look at the case's impact on Cadbury's squeaky clean image.
Posted In: Retail

'No Child Left Behind' needs fixing

The White House is pushing Congress to reauthorize the president's signature education plan before it automatically expires in September. Commentator Robert Reich has some changes he'd like to see included.

Turning the fleet green

One of the biggest fleet managers in the nation is turning away from gas guzzlers toward a "greener" company car. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Auto

Private equity's looking a little dicey

Market speculators are sending warning signals that private equity firms may not be able to pay back all the money they've borrowed for some of their huge deals lately. Marketplace's Bob Moon explains.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Dollar is losing some of its muscle

The U.S. dollar is at a record low compared to the euro, and the lowest it's been in 25 years against the British pound. Why? Ashley Milne Tyte reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

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