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Freddie Mac to prop up post-hurricane housing

Oct 13, 2005
Freddie Mac plans to buy up to $1 billion in tax-exempt mortgage revenue bonds. Tess Vigeland sorts out how the move will help hurricane victims.

Not talking now

Oct 13, 2005
US and China textile talks have ended — with no deal. Ruth Kirschner reports from Beijing.

Chris Farrell on mergers

Oct 13, 2005
Host Scott Jagow talks to financial expert Chris Farrell about the growing pace of global mergers. Concerns over looming interest rate hikes in the US appear to be driving the boom.

Moving moving moving

Oct 13, 2005
In a city as diverse as New York, specialized market niches abound. Maureen McMurray looks at the growing success of one of these niches: gay moving companies.

Gobbling GM stock

Oct 13, 2005
Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian's recent moves to acquire GM stock have many wondering what his strategy for the ailing automaker might be. Amy Scott reports.

BP sweet on China

Oct 13, 2005
The British oil giant BP could be on the brink of a major deal with China. Reports in the British press say the company wants to forge an alliance with China's biggest oil refiner. Stephen Beard reports from London.

Finding room — at the inn

Oct 13, 2005
FEMA is racing toward its Saturday goal of moving all Katrina evacuees out of temporary housing. Which means some are winding up in hotels, which isn't cheap. Marketplace's Dan Grech reports.

Anything you can do

Oct 12, 2005
Beijing launched its second manned space flight this morning. It is the world's fastest growing economy. Writer and commentator Martin Wolf says it looks like China's following our lead.

The New Orleans diaspora

Oct 12, 2005
Today we have an update from St. Louis, as it deals with the economics of an influx of 5,000 New Orleans refugees. Tom Weber reports that while some have left, others have already put down roots.

Sharing in Canada

Oct 12, 2005
Alaskans will get their oil dividend checks this week: 845 dollars this year. Those of us in the lower 48 won't get anything. But for Alberta, Canada, things are a little different. Steve McNally explains.

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