Marketplace for Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007

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Military housing now more like home

The Pentagon has awarded $20 billion-worth of construction contracts to fix on-base housing for soldiers. And business is booming. Dave Dewitt reports.
Posted In: Housing

Pakistan army is deep into business

While protests against Pakistan's state of emergency continue, the country's army remains in firm control of businesses worth an estimated $40 billion -- about 10% of the economy. The Rand Corporation's Seth Jones spoke with Kai Ryssdal about the army's unique spot in Pakistan's society.

Borrowers often hit by dubious fees

University of Iowa associate professor Katherine Porter has found that many homeowners in foreclosure who file for bankruptcy protection still face fees from mortgage companies that often have no documented merit. She spoke with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Housing

Bring on the recession! I'll survive

If the U.S. economy were to go into a recession, it would be bad news for just about everyone from business owners to mortgage holders. But commentator Moira Manion says people like her who don't have much don't have much to lose.
Posted In: Economy

Windy City plans climate initiative

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is expected to announce on Wednesday a climate initiative intended to make the city a national leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Only problem is, Chicago's got a lot of competition. Sam Eaton reports.

Indicators, experts point to recession

It's not hard to find signs that the U.S. economy is headed for a recession. In fact, some leading financial gurus are starting to voice their worries publicly. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

White House decides to play it safer

After indications last week that it was against further regulation, the Bush Administration unveiled today a plan to more closely monitor imported food and other products. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Retail

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