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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Tuesday, July 24, 2012

This year, President Obama, Mitt Romney and the super PACs supporting them are expected to air millions of dollars worth of ads during the Olympic Games. In the U.S., there's a new report out today that says home prices have actually risen, but banks aren't ready to start increasing their loans to homebuyers. Manufacturing company Caterpillar recently reported some pretty good earnings -- so why are they pushing for employee concessions? Sesame Street is moving into the franchising business, opening preschools and after-school clubs in India. And Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, died yesterday. We look at the progress women have made since her historic flight.

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