Sep 1, 2010

Marketplace for Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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The elusive price tag of the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan

Sep 1, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to professor and author Andrew Bacevich about his new book "Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War."

HUD First Look program gives communities first dibs at foreclosed properties

Sep 1, 2010
The new program from the Department of Housing and Urban Development is in an effort to stabilize communities and real estate prices across the nation.
A foreclosure sign in front of a home in Miami Beach, Fla.
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Toxic gases found in well water close to drilling sites

Sep 1, 2010
Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," may be a boon for the energy industry, but critics are questioning if the process that frees up more gas and oil in the ground is poisoning well water.

Old assumptions equal a stagnant economy

Sep 1, 2010
Marketplace commentator David Frum says that fresh solutions are needed to get the economy moving, but the federal government is stuck in its old assumptions.

The campaign ad 'arms race'

Sep 1, 2010
According to one estimate, campaign ad spending could reach $4.2 billion . Marketplace's John Dimsdale reports.

Is gold a bubble waiting to burst?

Sep 1, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to David Moon, president of Moon Capital Management about why gold is such an attractive investment.

Location gone mass market

Sep 1, 2010
Location via smart phone is the latest part of consumers that marketers and companies are latching onto. Reporter Joel Rose takes himself on a tour of Philadelphia for a smart phone scavenger hunt.