PODCAST: Home prices rise, safety net flies

A for sale sign is seen in front of a home on January 25, 2011 in Miami, Florida.

New numbers out this morning show home prices are up by 8.1 percent over last year, the best yearly increase since 2006. Juli Niemann, analyst with Smith, Moore & Company explains whether the rise will boost the job market.

One woman's definition of a safety net: Something that lets you take risks, from going to school to flying from a trapeze. And tell us, what does your safety net look like?

However the Supreme Court decides two cases on same-sex marriage, some Republican PAC's are prepared to back candidates who support gay marriage.

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Mark Garrison is a reporter for Marketplace and substitute host for the Marketplace Morning Report, based in New York.

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