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States crack down on mortgage market

Amy Scott | Oct 19, 2007
While Congress readies itself for a housing market bill next week, states like Massachusetts and Minnesota are passing their own measures against abusive lending practices. Amy Scott has more.
Posted In: Housing

More than a daily dose of Jon Stewart

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 18, 2007
How does a television company get around its clips being posted on YouTube? Viacom has a solution that even The Daily Show might not poke fun at. Well...
Posted In: Entertainment

Dressing for minimum impact

Sam Eaton | Oct 18, 2007
Los Angeles Fashion Week may play second fiddle to New York's extravaganza. But Tinsel Town's star-packed shows this week are breaking new ground in a fast-growing niche called eco-fashion that seeks to be environmentally friendly. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Retail

Ready for some football, rugby style?

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 18, 2007
England and South Africa will scrum it up in the final of the Rugby World Cup this weekend. Marketplace business-of-sports analyst Ed Derse talks with Kai Ryssdal about what's in play.
Posted In: Sports

Bashing trade pacts hurts U.S. stature

| Oct 18, 2007
The leading Democratic presidential candidates are talking about what they'll do to restore America's place in the world. Commentator Dan Drezner says they should start by paying close attention to economic policy.

Hedge funds fill up on 'empty voting'

Amy Scott | Oct 18, 2007
For every share you own of a company's stock, you get one vote in company elections. So, it stands to reason that the more shares you own, the more interest you'll have in the company's financial success, right? Well, maybe not. Amy Scott explains.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Iraq wants Iran, China to turn power on

| Oct 18, 2007
Many places in Iraq still get only a couple of hours of electricity a day. So the Iraqi government is turning to contractors from Iran and China for help. Not exactly what the Bush administration wanted. Dan Grech reports.

Heat turned up on Countrywide CEO

Alisa Roth | Oct 18, 2007
Democratic Senator Charles Schumer is calling for a formal investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission into questionable stock trades by Countrywide CEO Angelo Mozilo. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Crime, Housing, Wall Street

Congress steps into media debate

Steve Henn | Oct 18, 2007
Federal rules about owning a newspaper and a TV or radio station in the same market have been around for decades. The FCC tried to relax those rules, but a federal appeals court tightened them up again. Now Congress wants to get involved. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Crime

Chile has trouble with a lot of money

Dan Grech | Oct 18, 2007
Thanks to careful frugality and skyrocketing copper prices, Chile will have $20 billion saved up. But some Chileans want the government to spend more. Dan Grech reports.