Sep 17, 2009

Marketplace for Thursday, September 17, 2009

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Why is it a good time to build?

Sep 17, 2009
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.

Ford plans global design for cars

Sep 17, 2009
The Ford cars you see in the U.S. are very different from the ones you might find overseas. But not for long. Alisa Roth reports.

A guide to capitalism over the years

Sep 17, 2009
New York Times columnist Gretchen Morgenson talks with Kai Ryssdal about her book, "The Capitalist's Bible," and how capitalism has changed through the ages.

Fighting health-care myths isn't healthy

Sep 17, 2009
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.

Lawmakers' inside advantage to trading

Sep 17, 2009
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 tackles blackout policy via the web

Sep 17, 2009
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.

Hate voicemail? Check this message...

Sep 17, 2009
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.

10 things not to do on voicemail

Sep 17, 2009
Whether you're a fan of voicemail or not, chances are you'll have to leave a message sometime. Here are some tips on what not to do.

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