Aug 17, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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U.S. cuts back on routine medical care

Aug 17, 2010
Americans are cutting back on routine medical care because of the recession. That's in a new report from the National Bureau of Economic Research. Gregory Warner reports.

What to do about Fannie, Freddie

Aug 17, 2010
Susan Wachter, professor of real estate and finance at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business, talks with Steve Chiotakis about whether the government should be in the mortgage business.

Debate over future of Fannie, Freddie

Aug 17, 2010
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan are considering ways to encourage home buying without putting taxpayers at risk. John Dimsdale reports there's no lack of ideas on how to achieve that.

Colo. cattle branding fetches big bucks

Aug 17, 2010
Ranchers in the West say cattle branding is still the best way to distinguish their livestock from their neighbor's. In Colorado, a rancher's brand is private property. It can be bought and sold. That's given rise to a lucrative market.…

Cotton prices rise on demand, disasters

Aug 17, 2010
Cotton is getting more costly. Prices are flirting with highs not seen in over a decade. It all comes down to supply, demand and natural disasters. Jeff Tyler explains.

Barclays to pay big fine in bank case

Aug 17, 2010
British bank Barclays will pay $300 million in fines for funneling millions into the U.S. banking system from banks in countries that aren't so friendly with the U.S. European correspondent Stephen Beard talks the details with Steve Chiotakis.

The economics & politics of heat waves

Aug 17, 2010
Author Edward P. Kohn talks with Bill Radke about his new book "Hot Time in the Old Town," how a heat wave helped Teddy Roosevelt become president, and whether we've gotten any better at protecting the poor from the heat.

Less defaulting, late pay on credit cards

Aug 17, 2010
According to regulatory reports released by the major credit card companies, fewer customers are defaulting or making late payments. Reporter Gregory Warner talks with Bill Radke about what this says about customers' habits.

NYC walkers: Look out for male drivers

Aug 17, 2010
When you think of taxis, you might think of a scary ride in the back of some big yellow car. But a new analysis of major crashes in New York City -- those between cars and pedestrians -- reveals a…

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC