Marketplace Morning Report for August 24, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for August 24, 2011
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Tech IPO plans fizzle amongst market volatility

This summer was supposed to bring a sea of initial public offerings from tech companies. So what happened?
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Hurricane, earthquake raise insurance concerns

The impending landfall of Hurricane Irene and the historic earthquake yesterday on the East Coast have many homeowners wondering just what their insurance policies cover.
Posted In: Housing
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Reasons for market jumps hard to trace

Many experts attributed a good day on Wall Street yesterday to an upcoming speech by Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke. But others say big market swings are harder to explain.
Posted In: Wall Street
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Sprint customers could get the iPhone

Reports out today say Sprint might start selling the iPhone 5 as soon as this fall. And yet that means one less arrow in Sprint's quiver of antitrust arguments against the proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile.
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Kim Jong-Il in Russia for economic talks

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il makes a rare foreign visit today to Russia. Other countries like South Korea see it as a positive step towards opening the country up to economic cooperation.
Posted In: Russia
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Endgame in Libya could help immigrant workers

Since the conflict began, waves of immigrant workers have been fleeing Libya. But some remained, and hope to hold onto their jobs in the nation's oil industry.
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The Arab Spring: Why Libya is different

Libya faces a number of challenges typical of countries in transition, but experts say the country's future will be a departure from what happened in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Will the Libyan economy get help from Gaddafi's money?

As the rebels take over Col. Gaddafi's residence in Tripoli, the end of conflict in Libya seems imminent. But what steps will the country need to take to get its businesses and government up and running?
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Hulu sale looks imminent

Bids from companies like Google, Amazon, Yahoo and DirecTV are expected. So what will a new owner get?
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions
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Life in luxury

Higher end home sales picking up -- slightly.
Posted In: Housing
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EPA coal requirements cause other problems

The Environmental Protection Agency got tough on coal power plants last month, but the way power companies are meeting that rule has its own problems.

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