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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 13, 2014
Mar 13, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 13, 2014

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Find out more about “zombie properties": houses vacated by the homeowner, lingering for years without being repossessed or resold while attracting vandals and blight. We explain why they matter in the post-recession housing recovery. Plus, with Amazon reportedly poised to release its new TV set-top box which will allow viewers to stream video over the Internet, we take a closer look at the set-top box wars. Hear about how the California legislature is crowdsourcing a bill regarding probate tax code.  Will it work? Also, the potential winding down of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, and what it means for homeowners and buyers.

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Amazon, Apple want a piece of the TV set top box

Mar 13, 2014
Set-top boxes give direct access to sell you other goods too.

Zombie Attack!! (Foreclosures, that is)

Mar 13, 2014
Vacant homes in foreclosure can drag down neighborhoods and home prices

Troubling economic data from China indicates slowdown

Mar 13, 2014
Troubling signs indicate the world’s second largest economy isn’t recovering

Who are the Russian oligarchs?

Mar 13, 2014
Extremely wealthy men wielding influence in Russian politics.

Hey, let's crowdsource this California law!

Mar 13, 2014
An assemblyman in California wants citizens to use the wiki model to draft legislation.

What would a post-Fannie and Freddie world look like?

Mar 13, 2014
Many want the quasi-governmental outfits snuffed out for good

PODCAST: Shop 'til you freeze

Mar 13, 2014
Despite the cold weather, American consumers still went to the stores.

Top U.S. lawyer wants better drug sentencing policies

Mar 13, 2014
It isn’t easy to get a job after serving time in prison.

Find out more about “zombie properties”: houses vacated by the homeowner, lingering for years without being repossessed or resold while attracting vandals and blight. We explain why they matter in the post-recession housing recovery. Plus, with Amazon reportedly poised to release its new TV set-top box which will allow viewers to stream video over the Internet, we take a closer look at the set-top box wars. Hear about how the California legislature is crowdsourcing a bill regarding probate tax code.  Will it work? Also, the potential winding down of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, and what it means for homeowners and buyers.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC