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New initiatives are being rolled out to help struggling homeowners. Lenders will be required to temporarily lower or eliminate monthly payments for people who've lost jobs, and they'll get incentives to reduce the principal on underwater homes. Mitchell Hartman reports.
A new report from the Government Accountability Office says that getting Energy Star approval can be as easy as printing off a sticker. The Hill's Jim Synder talks with Kai Ryssdal about what Energy Star has to do to get things right.
The Big Money's Heidi Moore and T. Rowe Price's Andy Brooks talk with Kai Ryssdal about what's going on with the markets and whether the government's new initiatives to help troubled homeowners will work.
The Justice Department is looking into potential wrongdoing in the municipal bond market. Big Wall Street firms may have conspired to pay below-market interest rates to local governments on their investments. Jeremy Hobson reports.
With Tiger Woods announcing he will return to golf at the Master's, TV channels, advertisers and the media are all salivating. New York Times Magazine contributing writer Jonathan Mahler talks with Kai Ryssdal about the Tiger bubble burst.
Marketplace for Friday, March 26, 2010