Nov 24, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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Things are looking up for home values

Nov 24, 2009
Home prices rose for a fourth-straight month in September, according to the latest Case-Shiller Home Price Index. Marketplace's John Dimsdale tells host Steve Chiotakis what the rising prices mean for a housing market hit hard by the recession.

N.Y. official to ban sale of certain cribs

Nov 24, 2009
A legislator in Long Island, N.Y., is signing a bill banning the sale of cribs with drop-down sides in his county. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Providian: A creditor's perspective

Nov 24, 2009
Providian was the first company to open up the credit card business to lower-income, high-risk customers. Reporter Lowell Bergman talked to former Providian CEO Shailesh Mehta for a new "Frontline" documentary.

Pop-up stores get deals on retail space

Nov 24, 2009
With commercial real estate in a rough patch, landlords are offering deals to more temporary tenants in order to fill vacant storefronts. This is good news for pop-up stores, which are in business for only a few weeks. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Swedish music sales rise post-piracy

Nov 24, 2009
After a crackdown on illegal file-sharing, Sweden seems to be bucking the trend of declining music sales. South Korea is following suit with its own anti-piracy rules and seeing similar success. Stephen Beard reports.

U.S., Russia vie to produce India's jets

Nov 24, 2009
India plans to spend $10 billion on new fighter jets for its military, and Boeing and Lockheed Martin are both vying for the contract. Meanwhile, Russia is trying to maintain its footing as India's primary combat jet provider. Jeff Tyler reports.

Are marketers reaching out to women?

Nov 24, 2009
Women are in charge of 80 percent of consumer spending. What are marketers doing to appeal to them? Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to women's marketing expert Mary Lou Quinlan, who says women can't be trusted when it comes to why they buy products.
A Banana Republic customer looks at her receipt as she leaves a store in San Francisco
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U.S. economy is growing slowly

Nov 24, 2009
Today the government revised the gross domestic product downward. What does that mean for economic growth? Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to Chris Low from FTN Financial, and Steve Chiotakis talks to Juli Niemann from Smith, Moore and Company.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC