Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Episode Description 
Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A look at oil inventories

Richard DeKaser, president of Woodley Park Research, talks with Bill Radke about what happens when stockpiles are way up and how that might impact gas prices.
Posted In: Oil

The future of U.S. home loans

Bloomberg BusinessWeek reporter Roben Farzad talks with Steve Chiotakis about whether Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have a future and what a Fannie-less world looks like.
Posted In: Housing

Filling up on whisky: To drive, not drink

Researchers at a university in Scotland have developed a hopeful new biofuel. But this technology could raise some questions about driving with alcohol -- because it actually will power your car, with alcohol.
Posted In: Travel

Big mining wants a part of big fertilizer

Europe correspondent Stephen Beard talks with Bill Radke about why BHP Billiton, the world's biggest mining company, is making a hostile bid for Potash Corporation, the world's biggest fertilizer producer.
Posted In: Agriculture

Lottery scams get craftier

Ever gotten a letter in the mail saying you've won the lottery? Los Angeles Times business columnist David Lazarus talks with Bill Radke about lottery scams and offers some sage advice.

China opens bond market to foreigners

China's central bank will open its $2 trillion bond market to foreign banks. That move could have repercussions that lead straight to your pocketbook. Rob Schmitz reports.

Erasing your teenage digital identity?

Google CEO Eric Schmidt recently said that young people should be able to change their names to erase the embarrassment of their teenage indiscretions online. But Janet Babin reports there are no do-overs in a digital society.
Posted In: Internet

Facebook to try location-based service

Facebook is expected to announce a new location-based service for users that will probably use the GPS chip in your mobile phone to track your whereabouts. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Internet

Bye Fannie, Freddie. Hello...?

The government's hearing on what to do about Fannie and Freddie has wrapped up. The general consensus is goodbye Fannie and Freddie. Hello, what exactly? Gregory Warner reports.
Posted In: Housing

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Carmensita
Devendra Banhart
Shallow End
Morcheeba
What Have You Done For Me Lately
Janet Jackson