May 13, 2010

Marketplace for Thursday, May 13, 2010

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Marketplace for Thursday, May 13, 2010

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Banks focus on closing out foreclosures

May 13, 2010
A new report says foreclosures are down 2% from a year ago. That's good news, right? But that same report says the number of houses being repossessed is up 45%. Alisa Roth breaks down the numbers and what it means for the housing market.

Bill may not transform energy economy

May 13, 2010
The climate and energy bill recently introduced in the U.S. Senate is aimed at cutting global warming emissions 17 percent by 2020. But the legislation won't help us break our fossil-fuel habit any time soon. Sarah Gardner reports.

Governor may cut home health care

May 13, 2010
To reduce their budgets, states have tried to cut health programs, like home care for the elderly. Legal obstacles have made it impossible. But California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is unveiling a new tactic: cutting the programs entirely. Jeff Horwich reports.

'Hurt Locker' producers go after pirates

May 13, 2010
Producers of the Oscar-winning movie "The Hurt Locker" say they've identified thousands of people who illegally grabbed their film online. They say they'll sue if download thieves don't settle out of court. Eve Troeh reports.

Young Greeks worry over spending cuts

May 13, 2010
In Greece, the unemployment rate for people between 18-30 is more than 25% -- more than twice the rate in the general population. Joanna Kakissis reports that austerity measures are going to bring a lot of pain.

Restoring the heart of Sissinghurst

May 13, 2010
Author Adam Nicolson grew up in Sissinghurst Castle, a popular tourist destination in England. He talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book, "Sissinghurst, An Unfinished History," and his quest to restore a farm at his family home.

Stores offer less so we can spend more

May 13, 2010
Retailers worried that shoppers are still skittish about spending money are trying harder than ever to get consumers into their stores to flex their buying power. And what they're finding is that many of us will spend more when they offer us less. Adam Allington goes shopping to explain.

Music from the episode

Sick Day Fountains Of Wayne
I Love Paris - 1996 Remastered Coleman Hawkins, Manny Albam & His Orchestra
Dirty Boots Sonic Youth

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