Marketplace for Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Sep 25, 2007

Marketplace for Tuesday, September 25, 2007

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Segments From this episode

Housing sales take a dive

Sep 25, 2007
The housing news out today was especialy bleak. Sales of existing homes fell for the sixth-straight month to the lowest point in five years. Kai Ryssdal has more.

Will sanctions work against Myanmar?

Sep 25, 2007
Protests continued in Myanmar today, with thousands taking to the streets. The military government responded by banning public gatherings. President Bush called for more economic sanctions against the Southeast Asian nation. Alisa Roth reports.

Asking for more funds to continue fight

Sep 25, 2007
Defense Secretary Robert Gates heads up to Capitol Hill tomorrow with a $200 billion wish list in his pocket for continued military efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Steve Henn has the details.

Panel considers new rules on overdrafts

Sep 25, 2007
A House committee is set to consider a bill that would force banks to let you opt out of overdraft programs. And it would oblige banks to warn you if you're heading into the red with ATM transaction. Jeremy Hobson reports.

UAW's fight is our fight

Sep 25, 2007
There's no indication how long the United Auto Workers strike against General Motors will last, or how much damage it might do to an already battered economy. But commentator Dan Neil says the strike is about something bigger than that, anyway.

PowerSet searches for online niche

Sep 25, 2007
Last month Google handled 54% of all Internet searches in the United States, Yahoo 20%. Yet, that dominance isn't deterring a company called PowerSet from entering the search business. Leo LaPorte explained its efforts to Kai Ryssdal.

Living with China's different speeds

Sep 25, 2007
As China races to soon become the number three economy in the world, many aspects of its economy and society are still catching up. Our man in Shanghai, Scott Tong, shares experiences and observations from his daily life there.

It's not easy selling green

Sep 25, 2007
As environmental businesses begin to flood the market, they're turning to corporate branders to set their wares apart from the pack. Claire Schoen listened in on brainstorming sessions between some San Francisco entrepreneurs and the branding company, Lexicon.

Music from the episode

1976 RJD2
I've Been Thinking Handsome Boy Modeling School, Cat Power
Young Folks Peter Bjorn and John
I'm Waking Up To Us Belle & Sebastian
For the Damaged Coda Blonde Redhead

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