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PODCAST: Clothes go postal

U.S. Postal Service employee Arturo Lugo delivers an Express Mail package during his morning route on February 6, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

The pace of home building slowed in January, falling 8.5 percent from December. Despite the decrease, January was still the third best month for house construction since 2008.

The Daytona 500 is this Sunday, but fewer and fewer of us are taking the time to sit through NASCAR races. NASCAR wants to change that with a new ad campaign it’s unveiling this weekend.

When you go out to eat at a restaurant and pay by credit card, what should you do with your receipts? Leave them on the table or throw them away? Here are six tips to protect yourself from restaurant tip theft.

And finally, the financially troubled U.S. Postal Service is launching a new line of clothing. According to the Washington Post, it'll be called "Rain Heat & Snow". The clothes will be available in department stores and speciality stores starting next year -- just don't ask them to FedEx it to you.

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Jeremy Hobson is host of Marketplace Morning Report, where he looks at business news from a global perspective to prepare listeners for the day ahead.

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