'Marketplace' Report: Stripping Thieves There's a new trend among thieves looking to make a buck off the housing crisis. Looters are stripping abandoned homes of raw materials to sell as scrap metal.
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'Marketplace' Report: Stripping Thieves

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'Marketplace' Report: Stripping Thieves

'Marketplace' Report: Stripping Thieves

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There's a new trend among thieves looking to make a buck off the housing crisis. Looters are stripping abandoned homes of raw materials to sell as scrap metal. Madeleine Brand talks to Nancy Marshall-Genzer about how home values across the country are being destroyed — piece by piece.