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#325: Housing, Weddings, Space, Bacon

November 22nd, 2011

Episode 428 of 974 episodes

For today's show, we've collected four Planet Money radio stories that never made it to the podcast. Think of it as an early Thanksgiving buffet:What A Coin Toss Has To Do With The Housing Market — A simple experiment helps explain why there's still a glut of houses for sale, five years after the housing bubble popped.Why Are Wedding Dresses So Expensive? — A better question, according to one economist: Why are brides willing to pay so much?Requiem For Pork Bellies — The life and death of pork-belly futures, explained by a trader in Chicago's meat pit.Spaceflight Is Getting Cheaper. But It's Still Not Cheap Enough. -- Elon Musk wants us to live in other planets. First he has to make space flight affordable. So he took the fortune he made in Internet start-ups and started his own rocket company.

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