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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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As Isaac churns toward land, it's already having an economic effect out at sea. Forecasters say Tropical Storm Isaac is on the verge of becoming a hurricane. The storm has already shut down off-shore oil rigs in the gulf. The Conference Board gives us its latest snapshot of consumer confidence. One of our senior producers, Paddy Hirsch, helps explain everything from Collateralized Debt Obligations to Eurobonds.

PODCAST: GOP courts Latinos, Unilever unveils a new strategy

Housing is up, consumer confidence is down. How do you feel about the economy?
Posted In: GOP, Latino voters, podcast

Home prices rose in June

U.S. home prices rose almost a percent in June. What does this mean for the big picture, including employment?
Posted In: Housing, case shiller

Isaac's business impact is already felt

There's a hurricane warning in effect on the Gulf Coast, and tropical storm Isaac has already shut down oil and gas operations in the area.
Posted In: hurricane, oil industry

Home prices expected to rise

The housing market is on its way to a recovery, and data released later today is expected to show home prices are continuing to rise.
Posted In: housing market

Unilever's new european strategy to reflect growing poverty

The food and household goods giant says poverty has come back to southern Europe -- and the company will approach consumers there using techniques from developing countries.
Posted In: unilever

The oil industry prepares for tropical storm Isaac

Tropical storm Isaac is expected to become a hurricane, though it won't be nearly as powerful as Katrina. The storm has already shut down off-shore oil rigs in the gulf.
Posted In: hurricane, Oil

How consumers view the economy

The consumer confidence and consumer sentiment indices come out this week. Analysts will be looking to see what they tell us about the U.S. economic recovery.
Posted In: consumer confidence, consumer sentiment

Republican Party eyes greater Hispanic vote

Prominent Hispanic Republicans will appear at the GOP convention this week in Tampa, Fla. The party wants to win more support from Latino voters.
Posted In: Hispanic Republicans, Immigration, undocumented immigrants, Hispanic, Republicans

Man vs. Markets: Simplifying the language of Wall Street

Marketplace's senior producer of personal finance breaks down economics plainly and simply in his new book, "Man vs. Markets."
Posted In: Wall Street, credit default swaps, whiteboard

Eurozone members wary of buying other countries' bonds

Several countries in the eurozone are preparing to borrow by selling bonds. Each nation in the bloc is becoming more wary of buying the debt of its neighbors.
Posted In: Eurozone, bonds

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