Marketplace for Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Episode Description 

Fake grass business is growing greener

Busy lifestyles and increased attention on water conservation have fake grass manufacturers seeing a lot more green. Lenora Chu reports.
Posted In: Housing

Google strengthens its ad business

Google has unveiled an audience measurement tool that strengthens the search engine's already large advertising business. Host Bob Moon asks Media Week's Mike Shields about the new service's impact.

Microlending shows up stateside

The small loans that have sparked a financing revolution around the world are starting to pique interest in the United States. Alisa Roth reports.

China wags its finger at the U.S.

The United States has long criticized China's economic policies. But as China's economy booms and ours struggles, the Chinese are returning the favor. Host Bob Moon talks with Marketplace's Scott Tong about the shift.

Florida offers sweet deal for Everglades

The Sunshine State is negotiating with U.S. Sugar Corp. to buy land that could be instrumental in saving the Everglades. The deal would put the nation's largest cane sugar company out of business. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy

More grim news for the housing market

Home prices are continuing their free fall in markets across the country and experts say we may still be months from the bottom. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Housing

Consumers sure don't feel like dancin'

It's no surprise falling home prices and rising gas and food costs have Americans on edge, but economists are shocked by just how shaky consumer confidence has become, reaching a 16-year low. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Economy

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The Very Best of J. J. Cale (The Definitive Collection)
True Believer
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
The Matrix: Music From The Motion Picture [Edited Version]
Don Davis, Various Artists