Aug 24, 2010

Marketplace for Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Segments From this episode

July existing home sales lowest in 15 years

Aug 24, 2010
Home prices are way way down and mortgage rates are at record lows, but people still aren't buying. Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman reports.

If there was a double-dip recession...

Aug 24, 2010
Bill Radke speaks to Gus Faucher of Moody's Economy.com about the potential of a double-dip recession and how prepared consumers and businesses are if it happens.

Winners of second round of 'Race to the Top' announced

Aug 24, 2010
The Department of Education the winners of the second phase of the "Race to the Top" program, which awards states that make sufficient changes to their education systems with federal funding. Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Private funds helped push Chronic Fatigue research

Aug 24, 2010
A study published by the National Academy of Sciences found links between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and a virus in the same class as HIV. Research for the syndrome was possible largely due to private funding.

How to recall half a billion eggs

Aug 24, 2010
The FDA has recalled half a billion eggs due to a salmonella outbreak -- no small amount. So how does the FDA go about collecting and destroying so many eggs?

Copyright: How should ownership be structured?

Aug 24, 2010
Bill Radke talks to Lewis Hyde, author of "Common as Air." Hyde argues that current copyright laws are hindering people's ability to live and act publicly.

Corporate America at the Shanghai World Expo

Aug 24, 2010
Marketplace's China correspondent Rob Schmitz visits the USA Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo, where corporate sponsors are front and center. Some American visitors find it gauche, but the Chinese seem unperturbed by all the corporate messages.

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