Marketplace PM for October 26, 2006

Episode Description 

Housing market continues slide

New home prices fell by the greatest amount in 35 years in September. The news comes on the heels of plunging existing home prices yesterday. So what's the outlook for the economy? Depends who you ask, Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Housing

Insider help nixing insider trading charges?

Government investigators are looking into allegations that the SEC went too easy on a probe of politically well-connected Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Coffee trademark dispute brewing

An anti-poverty group has launched a campaign to pressure Starbucks into signing a licensing deal with Ethiopia, but even some of the coffee giant's biggest critics are siding with the company. Jeff Tyler explains.
Posted In: Canada

Willing, not ready for flu outbreak

A Harvard University poll found that most Americans would stay home during a bird flu pandemic — and take a huge financial hit. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to professor Robert Blendon about the study.
Posted In: Health

Working the vote

More and more companies are actively helping their employees register to vote — but they have more than just their civic duty in mind. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

What affordable housing?

Commentator Moira Manion says that there's one thing standing in the way of affordable housing: Developers that only want to build multi-million-dollar houses for the middle-class.
Posted In: Housing

Arctic oil bonanza

As the ice melts, vast new oil reserves in the Arctic Ocean could become accessible and that has some residents of Hammerfest, Norway, believing their small fishing village could become the Houston of the North. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

This final note . . .

Guess what's coming? Health care coverage for all that's what — thanks to the health insurance industry.

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