Marketplace for Monday, July 16, 2012

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Former Google executive Marissa Mayer has been tapped as Yahoo's new CEO; Kai Ryssdal talks to Andrew Ross Sorkin of the New York Times about the development. Former Arkansas governor and radio personality Mike Huckabee talks about why he thinks Mitt Romney is better equipped than President Obama to help the middle class. St. Louis has so many foreclosed homes that some neighborhoods are starting to demolish them, but many residents feel this is just a way to get poor people out of the area. According to a new report, cost is becoming an even bigger factor when it comes to choosing a college. And we hear about how folk art markets are feeling the effects of the larger global economy.

Santa Fe Festival boosts international craftspeople

Cheap imports undermine local craftspeople in some countries but this weekend, a market in Santa Fe gave them a showcase to sell their wares globally.
Posted In: craft, globalization, folk art

Mike Huckabee on how Mitt Romney can help the middle class

The former governor talks about the importance of the middle class in this year's presidential election, and what he thinks Mitt Romney needs to do to improve his standings.
Posted In: middle class, 2012 election, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee

Retail sales fall for third straight month

Americans spent less on cars, computers and other retail items in June, held back by concerns about job stability and the global economy.
Posted In: retail sales, recession, consumer confidence

Yahoo! taps Google exec Marissa Mayer as new chief

After cycling through three CEOs in three years, the Sunnyvale, Calif., Internet company today announced that it has appointed Marissa Mayer as president and chief executive officer.
Posted In: Yahoo, Google

Cities demolish homes, but problems linger

Cities across the Rust Belt are finding it cheaper to tear down abandoned homes than pay for the upkeep. But critics say demolishing problem properties does nothing to ease a poor neighborhood's troubles.
Posted In: St. Louis, abandoned homes, Housing

Students saddled with bigger share of college costs

A new survey reveals that families are increasingly eliminating certain colleges based on cost, and students are taking on more of the burden themselves as parents' share declines.
Posted In: student debt, college

Marissa Mayer on women in technology

A look back at a commentary Marissa Mayer did for Marketplace in January on the state of women in technology. Mayer is the new CEO at Yahoo.
Posted In: Marissa Mayer, Yahoo

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Let's Call It Off (Single Version)
Peter Bjorn And John
Be Easy
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
What's Crazy (Instrumental)

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