For a look at what's been happening on Wall Street and elsewhere Marketplace's David Gura talks to Cardiff Garcia of FT Alphaville and our own Lizzie O'Leary, who's recently been named host of our new show, Marketplace Weekend, which'll launch next month.
Up for discussion is Apple's rumored plans to purchase Beats Electronics, and Fed Chair Janet Yellen's Senate testimony on the housing market.
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A huge number of adults in Europe will be obese or overweight by 2030, a study predicts. Ireland has the dubious honor of leading the way.
Ana Maria Moreta Folch said she was doing her neighborhood in St. Johns County, Fla., a favor. She was charged with criminal mischief, a third-degree felony, and released on $10,000 bail.
"If smallpox is outlawed, only outlaws will have smallpox," says one NIH virologist. Others say keeping vials of deadly virus just invites a horrific accident or theft. WHO is about to vote — again.
The Pentagon's congressionally-imposed budget cuts ran into a powerful opponent this week: Congress itself. The House Armed Services Committee rejected $5 billion worth of proposed cuts.
If you're buying real estate these days, you should probably come with bags of cash. More and more people seem to be doing that at least.
Last quarter, a third of the existing homes sold in the U.S. were purchased entirely in cash.
Who's buying them this way? Retirees, foreign investors and Americans who can, i.e. those who don't want to bother with trying to get a mortgage.
Something that's still tough.
The NFL draft opened Thursday night, and as sportswriter Stefan Fatsis notes, it wasn't short on drama. The most talked-about draftee, quarterback Johnny Manziel, slid to the 22nd pick. Stretched across the whole weekend, the draft has become all but ubiquitous.