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Marketplace for Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Gulf businesses waiting for judge's ruling on drilling moratorium

Gulf businesses took a huge hit by the BP oil spill and also President Obama's oil drilling moratorium. Reporter Kate Archer Kent talks to business owners in Lafayette, La. about how they are doing.
Posted In: Jobs, Oil

Letters: Trademark, data, diamonds and beer

Kai Ryssdal reviews letters in response to our stories on the Susan G. Komen trademark, Google selling your data, diamonds and beer.

'Bigger Than the Game': Sports and marketing

Kai Ryssdal speaks to Michael Weinreb, author of "Bigger Than the Game," which looks at how the 1980s was a turning point for marketing and sports.
Posted In: Sports

Fertilizer will be big business

An Australian company offered billions to buy the largest producer of potash in the world -- a deal that the Canadian company declined. Why fertilizer? With growing middle classes in populous countries like India and China, fertilizer to grow all the food in those countries will soon be big business.
Posted In: Agriculture

LAT analyzing and ranking Los Angeles teachers

The Los Angeles Times will be releasing rankings of 6,000 school teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Many agree that the American education system needs revamping, but many also find the rankings unfair.
Posted In: Education

American Apparel's future a 'going concern'

American Apparel hasn't submitted their second quarter profits report yet, but they did submit a preliminary report -- and it doesn't look good.
Posted In: Retail

The future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Fannie and Freddie have significantly improved their practices since the government took over the then-dysfunctional mortgage lenders two years ago. So much so, that 90 percent of mortgages now carry some sort of government insurance. Now some are calling for reeling Fannie and Freddie in.
Posted In: Housing

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Mean Mr. Mustard
Heiko Effertz
Tell Yer Mama
Norah Jones
Mothership Connection Starchild (The Second Coming) [Explicit]
George Clinton
Girl They Won't Believe It
Joss Stone