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Jun 24, 2008

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Consumers sure don't feel like dancin'

Jun 24, 2008
It's no surprise falling home prices and rising gas and food costs have Americans on edge, but economists are shocked by just how shaky consumer confidence has become, reaching a 16-year low. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

More grim news for the housing market

Jun 24, 2008
Home prices are continuing their free fall in markets across the country and experts say we may still be months from the bottom. Dan Grech reports.

Florida offers sweet deal for Everglades

Jun 24, 2008
The Sunshine State is negotiating with U.S. Sugar Corp. to buy land that could be instrumental in saving the Everglades. The deal would put the nation's largest cane sugar company out of business. Jeremy Hobson reports.

China wags its finger at the U.S.

Jun 24, 2008
The United States has long criticized China's economic policies. But as China's economy booms and ours struggles, the Chinese are returning the favor. Host Bob Moon talks with Marketplace's Scott Tong about the shift.

Microlending shows up stateside

Jun 24, 2008
The small loans that have sparked a financing revolution around the world are starting to pique interest in the United States. Alisa Roth reports.

Google strengthens its ad business

Jun 24, 2008
Google has unveiled an audience measurement tool that strengthens the search engine's already large advertising business. Host Bob Moon asks Media Week's Mike Shields about the new service's impact.

Fake grass business is growing greener

Jun 24, 2008
Busy lifestyles and increased attention on water conservation have fake grass manufacturers seeing a lot more green. Lenora Chu reports.

Music from the episode

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The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth Clap Your Hands Say Yeah