Marketplace for Thursday, February 25, 2010

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Marketplace for Thursday, February 25, 2010

Gas prices drive up foreclosures

There are many reasons why families face foreclosure, like loss of income or rising health care costs. But several new studies show there's another factor closely linked with foreclosure rates: gas prices. Andrea Bernstein reports.
Posted In: Housing

Banks gamble on the future of Greece

Some big banks have been placing bets on whether Greece will default on its debt. Reuters blogger Felix Salmon talks with Bob Moon about whether it is fair to demonize the banks, and where we go from here.

Calculating the value of carbon in trees

Delegates at the global climate summit failed to figure out a way to stop the destruction of the world's forests. But some lawmakers think they have a solution, and it relies on financing from some of America's biggest polluters. Michael Montgomery reports in collaboration with Mark Schapiro.

Who wins if March Madness expands?

There has been talk that the number of teams participating in the NCAA basketball playoffs known as March Madness should be expanded. Wall Street Journal sportswriter Darren Everson talks with Bob Moon about the financial impact the move would have and who would benefit.
Posted In: Sports

Coke hopes deal puts fizz back in biz

The Coca-Cola Company is buying the North American bottling operations of Coca-Cola Enterprises in a deal worth $12 billion. Brett Neely reports.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions

Vermont vote may slow nuclear push

The Obama administration has been pushing for nuclear power as a cleaner energy source. But state senators in Vermont are sending a different message by voting to retire a 38-year-old power plant. John Dimsdale reports.

Health costs lost on many Americans

Tempers flared at times during a bipartisan health care summit in Washington. But despite the drama, many Americans greet the health care debate with a shrug. Why? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Health

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