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Marketplace for Monday, Sept. 8, 2008

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TB's return comes with high costs

You might think tuberculosis hasn't been a problem since your grandparents' era, but the illness is making a worldwide comeback. Its costs of treatment and lost productivity are estimated at almost $3 billion a year. Frank Browning reports.
Posted In: Health

A look at candidates' leadership styles

The presidential candidates' stands on the issues are what most of us will look at as we vote this fall. But what about John McCain's and Barack Obama's skills as a chief executive officer? Kevin Cashman from Korn/Ferry International sizes them up.

U.S. cancels nuke deal to punish Russia

The White House has pulled a nuclear cooperation deal with Russia back from Congress. The cancellation means Russia will lose billions in potential profits. Some American companies aren't too happy, either. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Russia

OPEC members say oil price is too low

A couple members of OPEC -- which will be meeting in Vienna on Tuesday -- say they think there's too much oil on the market, pushing prices too low. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Oil

Should home ownership be the dream?

Does that sense that every American ought to own a home get us and our financial institutions into trouble? Commentator Gregory Ip says we need to answer that question before we decide what to do with Fannie and Freddie.
Posted In: Economy

Lots of questions still surround bailout

There's more we don't know about what's going to happen in the mortgage finance market than we do know. To get some perspective on the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Kai talks with Karen Shaw Petrou at Federal Financial Analytics.
Posted In: Economy

Bailout could help homebuyers

There are a lot of ways to try to measure the goverment's bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Sheer dollar amounts. Share prices. Bond yields. Or how about this: It's cheaper to get a mortgage today than it was last week. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Economy

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