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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Thursday, February 9, 2012

After a year in the making, the government finally reaches a foreclosure settlement with five major banks. The Greeks, too, have reportedly settled on making austerity cuts that would also allow them to get a bailout package. The Chinese market for art is spinning out of control. Youngsters are running away from the TV sets. And Kai Ryssdal talks to Walter Mosley, author of "All I Did Was Shoot My Man," about race and class in the age of global capitalism.

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TV may still be the most popular pastime in America. But new media is making inroads with younger viewers, who tune in on laptops, phones and tablets.
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Today's $26 billion settlement between the government and five of the nation's biggest banks could free up the billions in mortgage securities they possess. But the settlement will also change many of the ways banks deal with foreclosures.

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