Marketplace for Tuesday, December 6, 2011

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President Obama channels Theodore Roosevelt in his latest economics speech. The S&P gets into some political fare by putting the eurozone on watch for downgrade. Economy 4.0 looks at which countries have fared the best in the global recession. Attorneys General Kamala Harris and Catherine Cortez Masto want to investigate mortgage fraud. Costs to broadcast football games could shake up the cable industry. And we kick off our philanthropy series with a visit to the local Boys & Girls Club and an interview on giving.

Rating agency again steps into political fray

First, the U.S. debt ceiling debate; now Europe. Standard & Poor’s threat to cut countries’ credit ratings appears meant to prod political action.
Posted In: Standard & Poor's, S&P

Cable TV angry about NFL broadcast deals

The price for NFL games is soaring, and some worry a recent deal with ESPN threatens cable TV's business model.
Posted In: football, NFL, cable TV

What pushes us to give

As part of our philanthropy series, we take a look at how we think about giving.
Posted In: Charitable giving

Obama invoking Theodore Roosevelt

The president speaks in Osawatomie, Kansas, where Roosevelt laid out his "square deal" for the middle class in 1910. Obama has a modern day version.
Posted In: payroll tax, middle class

Charity in a down economy

Three years after the start of the recession, we revisit the Los Angeles' Boys & Girls club as a gauge on how nonprofits are faring.
Posted In: nonprofits, Charitable giving, charities, Charity

Where the money has gone

While the global economic crisis has punished developed countries, many in the developing world have gained from capital searching for a higher returns.
Posted In: exuberance, wealth, capital, Peru, Argentina, Uruguay, brazil

Belgium has a new prime minister

The country had gone a record 541 days without a government.
Posted In: Belgium

California, Nevada attorneys general join forces

Attorneys General Kamala Harris of California and Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada discuss their plans to work together on investigating and prosecuting mortgage fraud.
Posted In: foreclosures, mortgage fraud

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