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Marketplace for Tuesday April 1, 2014
Apr 1, 2014

Marketplace for Tuesday April 1, 2014

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Housing is lagging: construction spending is down, as are pending home sales. Blame the L's: labor, lumber, land and loans. Oh, and lousy weather.

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PB&J tops the menu

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Housing's bad month, via the letter 'L'

Apr 1, 2014
Blame the L's: labor, lumber, land, loans... and lousy weather.
A construction worker stands on the roof of a condo complex under construction on July 17, 2013 in Berkeley, California.
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Michael Lewis calls the stock exchange 'rigged'

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It's not about screaming on the trading floor anymore.

The yacht index: How the price of pricey boats shifts

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Is it possible that yachts can serve as an economic indicator?

3-D printing could be the future of construction

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There's no waste. And if you want to renovate? Recycle.

Filling up the landfill, one coffee pod at a time

Apr 1, 2014
Single-serve coffee makers like the Keurig machine are wasteful.

Housing is lagging: construction spending is down, as are pending home sales. Blame the L’s: labor, lumber, land and loans. Oh, and lousy weather.

Music from the episode

Use Your Brain The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Yachts - A Man Called Adam mix Coco Steel Lovebomb