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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, February 20, 2014
Feb 19, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, February 20, 2014

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RealtyTrac finds that the cost of owning a median-price home is up 21 percent over a year – both housing prices and mortgages costs are up. Who’s to blame? And, Thursday is the deadline for states to spend some $3.7 billion set aside to help promote the Affordable Care Act, and much of that money has gone unspent in states with governors opposed to the law. What happens to that unspent money?

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Home ownership less affordable for middle-income Americans

Feb 19, 2014
Incomes aren’t going up—but the cost of homeownership is.

States face deadlines for Affordable Care Act grants

Feb 19, 2014
ACA grants go unspent in states with governors opposed to the law.

Which schools will win the college tuition battle?

Feb 19, 2014
Some schools set tuition high, while others try a lower approach.

PODCAST: Facebook's bet on WhatsApp

Feb 20, 2014
Facebook made one of the most expensive tech acquisitions in recent history.

Facebook buys into WhatsApp

Feb 20, 2014
WhatsApp is one of the fastest growing apps in history.

RealtyTrac finds that the cost of owning a median-price home is up 21 percent over a year – both housing prices and mortgages costs are up. Who’s to blame? And, Thursday is the deadline for states to spend some $3.7 billion set aside to help promote the Affordable Care Act, and much of that money has gone unspent in states with governors opposed to the law. What happens to that unspent money?

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC