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.
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