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Feb 26, 2013

Marketplace for Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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Yesterday Yahoo's CEO announced that employees who work from home for the company must start coming to the office instead -- will other companies follow suit? Home prices are up more than six percent in most places, pushing some to worry about another housing bubble. Peter G. Peterson, who helped pave (and pay) the way for our national obsession with debt, talks about the state of our country. We hear about the big business of bullets in the U.S. In Britain, many people are alarmed by the prospect of a quarter million Romanian and Bulgarian migrants moving there. And a commentator offers his cover letter for the newly available position of pope.

Segments From this episode

Forget taxes, diet soda is real partisan divide

Feb 26, 2013
Diet or regular? A new poll shows soda choices are just as divisive as politics.

Migrating to Britain? Please don't

Feb 26, 2013
Now that Romanians and Bulgarians will soon enjoy full European Union status and be able to move freely through EU countries, Britain fears a flood of unwelcome immigrants.

House prices are up, but not yet bubbling

Feb 26, 2013
Sharp price increases in some regions raise concerns about a new housing bubble. But as prices rise, more sellers will appear, steadying the market.

Will Yahoo inspire your boss to ban telecommuting?

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Feb 26, 2013
Maybe, but companies must weigh several factors before reversing the trend toward letting some employees work from home.

All jokes aside, a comedian may lead Italy

Feb 26, 2013
Italians get close to electing a comedian to run their country.

Help wanted: New pope, experience not required

Feb 26, 2013
Commentator John Ortved offers his bid to be the new pope.

Pete Peterson: The man who focused Washington on the national debt

Feb 26, 2013
Pete Peterson is the man who started talking about bringing down the deficit decades ago. But he's not pleased with the current sequestration talks.

Billions of bullets: Cheap and unregulated

Feb 26, 2013
A new article explores the expansive business of ammunition in the United States, and whether a bullet tax would act as effective regulation.

Yesterday Yahoo’s CEO announced that employees who work from home for the company must start coming to the office instead — will other companies follow suit? Home prices are up more than six percent in most places, pushing some to worry about another housing bubble. Peter G. Peterson, who helped pave (and pay) the way for our national obsession with debt, talks about the state of our country. We hear about the big business of bullets in the U.S. In Britain, many people are alarmed by the prospect of a quarter million Romanian and Bulgarian migrants moving there. And a commentator offers his cover letter for the newly available position of pope.

Music from the episode

Ghetto Rock - Instrumental Mos Def