Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 3, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 3, 2010

CBS and Comcast strike a deal

Steve Chiotakis speaks to Brad Adgate of Horizon Media about the 10-year deal between cable giant Comcast and CBS.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

Fed explores investing in new mortgage bonds

The Fed wants to invest in new mortgage bonds as older ones it bought begin to mature. Is it possible for the Federal Reserve to jumpstart a stalled recovery this way?
Posted In: Investing

Blackberry weathers more data security concerns

The U.S. government is disappointed by the UAE's move to ban Blackberry's Internet service, and other countries also have security concerns about the device.

Amazon, Apple under investigation for e-book pricing

Connecticut's Attorney General announced an investigation into Amazon and Apple's potential anti-competitive pricing of e-books.
Posted In: Books, Internet

Study: Foreign doctors may be better than U.S. counterparts

Doctors educated outside of the U.S. get a bad rap when looking for a job state-side, but one study suggests the stigma of foreign medical graduates may not be justified.
Posted In: Health

Wheat prices are up and could go even higher

Scorching heat in Russia has caused wheat crops to wither and sent global wheat prices up 50 percent since the end of June.
Posted In: Agriculture

It's a fertile market for recycled human waste

A Chicago project to turn human waste into fertilizer pellets is hitting opposition due to cost. But despite the setback, Marketplace sustainability reporter Adriene Hill explains there's a huge market and many eco-benefits to human fertilizer.

Illegal immigrant 'snitches' use up 10,000 visas in crime-assistance

Illegal immigrants who report being the victim of a major crime can get working papers to cooperate with police. This year, enough illegal immigrants reported crimes to use up all 10,000 allotted visa slots.
Posted In: Crime, Immigration

Countrywide will pay $600M on subprime loan lawsuit

A federal judge has approved a $600 million payout for Countrywide to settle with shareholders who were allegedly misled about the company's financial health.
Posted In: Housing