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British market open to Middle East

Bob Moon and Stephen Beard | Sep 21, 2007
Dubai and rival Qatar are both taking their business to Britain to expand their markets. Bob Moon discusses the country's welcome mat to the Middle East with Stephen Beard.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Which subprime fix will hit home?

Jeff Tyler | Sep 21, 2007
The White House, the Federal Reserve and Congress all have a plan to get us out of the subprime mess. Jeff Tyler goes over a few of the proposals to see which ones might stick.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Powerhouses stumble on level field

Kai Ryssdal | Sep 20, 2007
Prestigious college football programs at Notre Dame, Michigan and UCLA have gotten off to rough starts this season with surprising losses to seemingly lesser schools. Our analyst Ed Derse says the business side of the sport might be adding a little parity to the game.
Posted In: Sports

Children's med plan has healthy support

John Dimsdale | Sep 20, 2007
President Bush called on Congress to extend the State Children's Health Insurance Program -- but with far less money than Congress wants to spend. John Dimsdale reports a big expansion in the program has significant support from the business community.
Posted In: Health

Opposition grows to 'pharma-crops'

Sarah Gardner | Sep 20, 2007
The USDA has unveiled a new voluntary compliance program for companies that want to grow and test genetically modified crops for medicine. None have come to market yet, but the prospect is sowing seeds for a battle between two very powerful industries. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Health

Mexican cartels are a big U.S. business

Dan Grech | Sep 20, 2007
Mexican drug cartels operating in the U.S. bring in $23 billion a year, according to a government report due out tomorrow. That would rank them 97th on the Fortune 500 list. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Crime, Mexico

Nasdaq in deal with Dubai exchange

Stephen Beard | Sep 20, 2007
Nasdaq and the Dubai stock exchange have come to terms on an intricate deal to buy the Nordic OMX Exchange group. Marketplace's Stephen Beard discusses the details with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

A change of course and tone

Steve Tripoli | Sep 20, 2007
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson let it be known today that the White House has decided to consider letting Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac buy up jumbo loans, something it's been opposed to. And Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke added it better happen soon. Steve Tripoli reports.

'I'm a big name underwater'

| Sep 20, 2007
A nonprofit group is auctioning off the names of 10 new fish species discovered in Indonesia. Wealthy fishophiles are expected to line up and place high bids. Geoff Brumfiel reports.
Posted In: Charity, Science

More to help the housing market

Steve Henn | Sep 20, 2007
Fed chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson are going to Congress today to discuss fixing the mortgage market. Steve Henn reports.