Marketplace for Thursday, July 10, 2008

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Sites try to market to foreign visitors

It turns out a lot of the visitors to American websites are browsing from abroad, forcing companies to try to find a way to target ads to their readers outside the U.S. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Internet
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Olympics are for sport, not politics

While many are tempted to use the Olympic Games as an opportunity to criticize China's human rights record, commentator Ilya Shapiro says it's time to take the politics out of this sporting event.
Posted In: Sports
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Shoppers look to local stores

High gas prices have small town residents skipping the commute to warehouse stores and opting to shop closer to home. Host Kai Ryssdal asks Jim Lottes about the increase in business at his Missouri grocery store.
Posted In: Retail
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GE shutting the lights off for 2 divisions

General Electric announced plans to sell its consumer and industrial divisions on the heels of its May announcement that it was looking to unload its appliance business. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy
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Airlines ask frequent fliers for help

Desperate for lower fuel prices, airlines have asked their customers to lobby Congress to rein in oil speculation. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Travel
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Fannie & Freddie fears hit market

Frannie Mae and Freddie Mac's stocks plunged after rumors the government might be prepping a bail-out for the struggling mortgage companies. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Housing
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Bernanke, Paulson ask for more powers

The Fed Chairman and Treasury Secretary were on Capitol Hill asking Congress for stronger regulatory powers to prevent another large investment bank from collapsing. Host Kai Ryssdal runs through their remarks.
Posted In: Economy

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