Rabbits have joined the growing list of animals that scientists are "marking" with proteins that cause them to glow green under black light. The process helps researchers study genetic diseases and is used in medicine production.
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope say familiar types of galaxies, such as spirals and ellipticals, were present just 2 billion years after the Big Bang.
Banks and many businesses are closed in Egypt through Monday. The country's military backed government has imposed a state of emergency set to last a month. Zainab Khalifa, who has two jewelry stores in Cairo, joins Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to discuss how her business is faring and what her hopes are for the future of Egypt. Click on the audio player above to hear more.
The rate of foreclosures in July was down 32 percent from a year earlier, according to RealtyTrac. That sounds like good news, but it masks a stubborn reality.
Long term care insurance is expensive and only getting more and more costly. So, how do you know if it's worth it for you?
And, Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, joins Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to discuss retail earnings.
The premium service for the new Xbox One gaming console will offer new episodes of Blake's 7, a BBC science fiction show from the 1970s, according to the Financial Times. But what's the point of revamping a cult show for exclusive play on Xbox Live?
Michael Pachter, analyst at Wedbush Securities, joins Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson to discuss. Click on the audio player above to hear more.
Vegetarians aren't the only ones buying products like tempeh, tofu and seitan, a survey finds. Sales of meat alternatives climbed 8 percent between 2010 and 2012, thanks in part to meat eaters looking for a break from meat.
The rate of foreclosures in July was down 32 percent from a year earlier, according to RealtyTrac. That sounds like good news, but it masks a stubborn reality that the housing market is still troubled.
There are still 2.8 million loans that are 90 days delinquent or in some stage of foreclosure, estimates Chris Mayer, professor of real estate at Columbia Business School.
“It’s still a significant problem," Mayer says.
And on the home buying side, two factors are jamming things up. 15-20 percent of homeowners with mortgages are still underwater, says Adam Levitin, professor at Georgetown Law. Homeowners who are under water don’t sell.
“It’s market specific,” says Levitin, but “take something like Las Vegas where you have a large number of underwater home owners that are really unable to sell their homes,” -- that puts a crimp in housing inventory.
Second, home buyers are now competing with investors in distressed markets says Mayer.
“You hear homeowners saying gee I want to jump into the market but I can’t find anything to buy, and that’s a hard dynamic," he says. “It’s not like the housing crisis is over and we can declare victory.”
One artist pushed past a creative block by talking candidly about people's deepest fears.
Oprah Winfrey says racism is alive and well, even at her level. Her purse shopping experience in Switzerland almost set off an international incident; but was it really racism or just a misunderstanding? Guest host Celeste Headlee talks with the beauty shop ladies about this week's hot topics.
Hundreds of people are dead and thousands more are injured after the military started cracking down on supporters of ousted President Mohammad Morsi. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks about Egypt's future with Shadid Hamid of the Brookings Doha Center.
New York City has plenty of things we want but maybe don't need, like artisan pickles and baby yoga. What's the latest? Classes for dogs to learn how to use iPads.
Anna Jane Grossman, co-owner of School for The Dogs in Manhattan, joins Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson to discuss. Click on the audio player above to hear more.
Most people who study energy use know that we waste it. We're not talking about leaving the lights on when you head out of the house, we're talking about how power companies collect energy, store it, and deliver it.
Todd Woody, reporter for the business website Quartz, joins Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson to discuss how IBM is using big data to get smarter about all of those things. Click on the audio player above to hear more.
Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, joins Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to discuss retail earnings.