Marketplace PM for June 26, 2007

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More bad signs in the housing market

The nation's second-largest homebuilder, Lennar Corp., said it lost money for the second-straight quarter. It also expects the housing market to get worse. Economist Christopher Mayer tends to agree.
Posted In: Housing

Drought costs are just getting started

Damage from the Lake Tahoe fire is only a fraction of the growing financial toll of a drought that's gripping much of the nation. And the cost has nowhere to go but up. Sam Eaton reports.

Dems seek to withhold Cheney funding

The House takes up an appropriations bill tomorrow that includes $4.75 million in salaries and expenses for Vice President Cheney. A group of Democrats plans to fight this line item. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Oil companies say no to Venezuela

Today was the deadline for oil companies in Venezuela to hand over operations to President Hugo Chavez's government. Scott Jagow spoke with Reuters reporter Brian Ellsworth in Caracas about two U.S.-based companies' refusal to go along.

Wanted: Bilingual teachers

While most kids are out of school for the summer, school administrators spend the time looking for teachers.And in Texas, bilingual teachers are in particularly short supply. Joy Diaz reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs

So, what do you think?

Scott Jagow takes a look at some of the notes and comments we've received recently from listeners.

Fire retardants in your home and body

Appliances and furniture in your house contain flame retardants. They can save your home and your life, but they might also pose a health risk. Sasha Aslanian reports.
Posted In: Health, Science

More help for Scott's mom

A new magazine debuted today devoted to the $7 billion business of getting organized. When Scott Jagow heard about this, only one person came to mind: His mom.
Posted In: Books

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