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.

Creating a healthier Camden

As the Affordable Care Act unfolds, we zero in on one city to cover the real-life impact of health care reform.
Posted In: camden, health care

The suburbs: No longer the American Dream?

The American Dream is moving away from suburbia. Why?
Posted In: suburbs, American dream

A-Rod and the case for stronger incentives not to dope

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: baseball, MLB, Alex Rodriguez, athletes

Fabrice Tourre found liable in mortgage fraud case

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: Fabrice Tourre, Goldman Sachs

U.S. Postal Service gets creative with samples discount program

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: Postal Service, U.S. Postal Service

Is manufacturing growth creating 'decent wage' jobs?

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: manufacturing

Why gay activists shouldn't be boycotting Stolichnaya Russian vodka

Latvians are saying not to boycott Stolichnaya Vodka over Russian gay rights abuses...because Stolichnaya is actually made in their country.
Posted In: Russia, vodka, gay rights

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