Marketplace PM for August 13, 2007

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No bailout, an 'investment opportunity'

Goldman Sachs announced it's pouring $3 billion with the help of investors into one of its hedge funds that lost 32% of its value in the past week. It might walk like a bailout and talk like a bailout but, as Amy Scott reports, don't call it a bailout.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street
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Mortgage-backed securities 101

Mortgage-backed securities seem to be at the root of the markets' problems these days. So what exactly are they? Kai Ryssdal turns to portfolio manager Mike Hatley to help us all understand.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street
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Is there subprime in your portfolio?

Chances are some of us have skin in the subprime game too, even if we don't know it. Ashley Milne-Tyte has been looking into how individual investors might get hit.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street
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Fed will likely avoid 'moral hazard'

Should the Federal Reserve pump money into the system to help out institutional players who took big risks when times were good and money was cheap? Commentator Krishna Guha says that's looking at it the wrong way.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street, Washington
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Travel with a lot less baggage

As anyone who travels by air knows, getting your bags through security can be a serious hassle. So a few businesses that ship luggage door-to-door are finding some new clients. Alex Goldmark reports.
Posted In: Travel
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Need a raise? Keep performance high

Many of us are feeling some kind of financial pinch at the moment, what with high energy prices, rising school fees, health insurance costs... But don't count on the boss to help you out much. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs
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Beach reads: Taking from the rich...

We've asked some of our commentators to give us their picks for the best business beach book ever. Nell Minow kicks off our weeklong series with a classic tale about a thief. Give us your picks, too.
Posted In: Books
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Syrians' welcome to Iraqis cools

The only country in the world that willingly admits Iraqi refugees is Syria. So far, roughly 1.5 million Iraqis have fled there. But some Syrians want the welcome mat rolled up. Jennifer Glasse reports.
Posted In: Immigration

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