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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday May 8, 2014
May 8, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday May 8, 2014

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Homeownership is at its lowest rate since 1995, but values of single-family homes over $1 million have seen an 8 percent bump in the last year. A hedge fund founder just bought a Hamptons mansion for $147 million, which broke the record for highest sale price of a home. Plus, the President’s pick to head the Department of Health & Human Services, Sylvia Burwell, gets her first Senate hearing on Thursday. The Affordable Care Act will come up. But what would healthcare providers, insurance executives and patient advocates want to ask her?

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Homeownership is at its lowest rate since 1995, but values of single-family homes over $1 million have seen an 8 percent bump in the last year. A hedge fund founder just bought a Hamptons mansion for $147 million, which broke the record for highest sale price of a home. Plus, the President’s pick to head the Department of Health & Human Services, Sylvia Burwell, gets her first Senate hearing on Thursday. The Affordable Care Act will come up. But what would healthcare providers, insurance executives and patient advocates want to ask her?

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC