Marketplace for 08/01/13
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A former Goldman Sachs trader known as "Fabulous Fab" has been found liable in a massive mortgage fraud case. A look at this historic win for U.S. financial regulators. U.S. manufacturing jobs have risen to their highest level in two years. But do they pay enough for a decent living? Also, the Affordable Care Act has the potential to reshape not just how we live our lives, but also a huge piece of the American economy. We tell the story of reform from Camden, N.J. And stories on a Postal Service program offering discounts on samples, the MLB considering a lifelong ban for Alex Rodriguez, and why Fortune's Leigh Gallagher says the American Dream is moving out of the suburbs.
Posted In: baseball, MLB, Alex Rodriguez, athletes
Major League Baseball is weighing a life-long ban for New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez over using performance-enhancing drugs. What might that mean for baseball's future?
Posted In: Fabrice Tourre, Goldman Sachs
The SEC has scored its first court victory related to the financial crisis. A federal jury found former Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre liable for defrauding investors in a subprime-mortgage securities deal just before the housing market collapsed.
Posted In: Postal Service, U.S. Postal Service
The Postal Service has launched a discount program for marketers who want to send out little samples of things, like detergent and toothpaste. Will it help spur more business?
Posted In: manufacturing
Manufacturing activity grew last month to its highest level in two years. But is it producing jobs you can raise a family on?
Posted In: Russia, vodka, gay rights
Latvians are saying not to boycott Stolichnaya Vodka over Russian gay rights abuses...because Stolichnaya is actually made in their country.