Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, February 28, 2014
Feb 28, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, February 28, 2014

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The number of homeowners who are underwater on their mortgages is below 20 percent for the first time in a long time, according to a new report. Good news, right? Well, not quite. The percentage of people who are essentially underwater – meaning they can’t sell their homes for enough to cover the cost of listing the house and buying a new one – is still almost 2 out of 5. And another study says that what really makes for a good start-up and entrepreneurial culture in a city is high school graduates, not venture capitalists.

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How to create the next Silicon Valley

Feb 28, 2014
Build research-friendly colleges... and get some money.

Mobility remains a challenge for struggling home owners

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We probably should stop taking the GDP so seriously

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Using GDP to rate the economy is like rating a song based on notes.

PODCAST: Spying on your Yahoo video chats

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The number of homeowners who are underwater on their mortgages is below 20 percent for the first time in a long time, according to a new report. Good news, right? Well, not quite. The percentage of people who are essentially underwater – meaning they can’t sell their homes for enough to cover the cost of listing the house and buying a new one – is still almost 2 out of 5. And another study says that what really makes for a good start-up and entrepreneurial culture in a city is high school graduates, not venture capitalists.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC