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Playlist: Housing markets and the Fed

Katharine Crnko Dec 2, 2010

Posted by Katharine Crnko

For Marketplace Morning Report, Thursday, December 2, 2010

In 2009, there was a run to buy foreclosed homes. Why? Because their cost was substantially less than other homes. But their price is down even further now that demand has slowed.

The European Central Bank is taking actions to stop the growing debt crisis in Europe. We’ve heard about countries like Ireland and Portugal, but could economies be worsening in countries like Belgium and Italy as well?

The U.S. Federal Reserve has released a list of the banks that received federal loans at the height of the financial crisis. British banks were among the recipients, and borrowed more than a trillion U.S. dollars.

Jeremy Hobson speaks to Marketplace’s economics corespondent Chris Farrell about weekly unemployment numbers.

Over the past month, Qantas and other operators of the super jumbo jet have experienced difficulties with their Rolls Royce engines. Now, Qantas moves towards legal action.

The NAACP starts a three day education summit today in Raleigh, North Carolina. The civil rights group is taking on what it calls the re-segregation of schools in this country.

Jeremy Hobson speaks to Republican Congressman Dave Camp about the House of Representative’s vote to extend the Bush era tax cuts, and unemployment.

While the heat of the healthcare debate continues, the Commonwealth Fund, a healthcare think tank, will release a report saying the new law could save you money, over time.

Jeremy Hobson speaks to Diane Swonk about the state of European economies.

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