The Madeleine Brand Show for August 23, 2011

Living in the age of low interest rates

The Commerce Department says the number of people who bought new homes fell for the fourth straight month in July. Meanwhile, mortgage interest rates are at a 40 year low. Heidi Moore, the Wall Street correspondent for American Public Media's Marketplace talks about why that's not doing much to stimulate the housing market, and offers some general tips for living in the age of low interest rates.

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