Marketplace for Thursday, May 13, 2010

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Marketplace for Thursday, May 13, 2010

Stores offer less so we can spend more

Retailers worried that shoppers are still skittish about spending money are trying harder than ever to get consumers into their stores to flex their buying power. And what they're finding is that many of us will spend more when they offer us less. Adam Allington goes shopping to explain.
Posted In: Retail

Restoring the heart of Sissinghurst

Author Adam Nicolson grew up in Sissinghurst Castle, a popular tourist destination in England. He talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book, "Sissinghurst, An Unfinished History," and his quest to restore a farm at his family home.
Posted In: Books

Young Greeks worry over spending cuts

In Greece, the unemployment rate for people between 18-30 is more than 25% -- more than twice the rate in the general population. Joanna Kakissis reports that austerity measures are going to bring a lot of pain.

'Hurt Locker' producers go after pirates

Producers of the Oscar-winning movie "The Hurt Locker" say they've identified thousands of people who illegally grabbed their film online. They say they'll sue if download thieves don't settle out of court. Eve Troeh reports.
Posted In: Crime

Governor may cut home health care

To reduce their budgets, states have tried to cut health programs, like home care for the elderly. Legal obstacles have made it impossible. But California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is unveiling a new tactic: cutting the programs entirely. Jeff Horwich reports.
Posted In: Health

Bill may not transform energy economy

The climate and energy bill recently introduced in the U.S. Senate is aimed at cutting global warming emissions 17 percent by 2020. But the legislation won't help us break our fossil-fuel habit any time soon. Sarah Gardner reports.

Banks focus on closing out foreclosures

A new report says foreclosures are down 2% from a year ago. That's good news, right? But that same report says the number of houses being repossessed is up 45%. Alisa Roth breaks down the numbers and what it means for the housing market.
Posted In: Housing

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