Marketplace for Thursday, March 06, 2008

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The FHA needs more authority in crisis

Commentator and economist Glenn Hubbard says that to fix the housing crisis we must give the Federal Housing Administration more authority. He believes it should offer new loans to subprime mortgage holders so they can refinance.
Posted In: Housing

Exporters struggle in West Bank

For eight years Israel has imposed severe restrictions on the movement of people and goods from the West Bank. Sam Eaton reports the restrictions have devastated the business of Palestinian exporters.

NBA, NCAA may transform recruiting

The NBA and the NCAA are considering partnering in order to change the way they train and develop young recruits. Tess Vigeland talks to Diana Nyad about how they're trying to create the next Lebron James through training that starts as early as high school.
Posted In: Sports

Berlin's Polar Bears migrate west

The Berlin Polar Bears, a hockey team founded in East Germany, will be leaving their communist-era arena in East Berlin for a new arena in West Berlin. But many of their loyal fans worry American-style sports capitalism will kill the team's spirit. Brett Neely reports.
Posted In: Sports

Another fake memoir dupes publishers

The memoir "Love and Consequences," about a woman's life in South Central Los Angeles, has been uncovered as a hoax. It's the latest of several fictionalized memoirs that have slipped through the publishing industry. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Study: Subprimes aimed at minorities

Minorities were targeted more by subprime lending than other borrowers, even when they may have qualified for traditional loans, according to a new study. Dan Grech reports.

Macy's stops monthly sales reports

This month Macy's joined the ranks of retail companies which have abandoned monthly retail-sales reports. Bob Moon reports the company could be trying to hide from embarrassing numbers.
Posted In: Investing, Retail

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