Sep 8, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, September 8, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about a decrease in the number of vacant properties in foreclosure limbo; look at a study that shows women are better than men at paying their mortgages; and, as part of "Star Trek's" 50th birthday,…

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Zombie properties returning to life

Sep 8, 2016
It's the 'last innings for the recovery,' Wharton School professor says.
A vacant home stands next to a partially constructed condo building in Rockaway Beach, New York. 
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Prius sales are down in the US. Why?

Sep 8, 2016
Low gas prices may lessen the shine on hybrids, but that's not the only reason.
Priuses have become synonymous with highly fuel-efficient vehicles.
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Study: Single women less likely to default on mortgages

Sep 8, 2016
But on average, they pay more for their loans.
Single women pay more for mortgages on average.
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Liberty Media to purchase Formula 1 racing for $4.4 billion

Sep 8, 2016
Liberty Media's purchase of Formula 1, a state-sponsored retirement plan in California, and a new Super Mario game.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about a decrease in the number of vacant properties in foreclosure limbo; look at a study that shows women are better than men at paying their mortgages; and, as part of “Star Trek’s” 50th birthday, interview Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson about the show’s legacy.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC