Segments From this episode
A Commerce Department report says housing construction rose in August, but the building of single-family homes fell. Jeff Tyler reports on why anyone is building at all.
President Obama is on a campaign to build support for his plan to overhaul health care, and to dispel some of the rumors about it. But commentator Farhad Manjoo says that's the wrong thing to do.
Company executives are forbidden from trading stocks using insider knowledge, but no such law exists to prevent members of Congress from doing so. Steve Henn reports.
NFL games that don't sell out aren't televised in local markets, but now you can catch them online at midnight. ESPN writer Tim Keown talks with Kai Ryssdal about the NFL's blackout policy.
If you haven't checked your voicemail lately, you may be in on a new trend. More people are losing their taste for the service. Beth Teitell reports on what phone companies are doing about it.
Marketplace for Thursday, September 17, 2009