Marketplace for Wednesday, June 23, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fake Lake Gate riles Canadians

Canadians are up in arms about the high cost of the back-to-back G-8 and G-20 meetings in Canada, which includes an "Experience Canada Pavilion" complete with a fake lake. Marketplace's Sean Cole takes a look.

"Honest Services" statute more defined

The Supreme Court ruled today to greatly narrow the definition of honest services fraud, calling into question several high profile convictions, including that of former Enron chief Jeff Skilling.
Posted In: Crime

G-8, G-20 or a G-14?

Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Europe correspondent Stephen Beard about what he expects will be discussed at the G-8 and G-20 meetings in Canada and also the challenges of having so many, or so few, countries in the global groups.

For-profit schools questioned by Congress

For-profit schools were called to Capitol Hill today to answer questions about taking government funds but leaving students loaded with debt.
Posted In: Education

Asian Americans find spotlight in YouTube

Kai Ryssdal talks to professor and music critic Josh Kun about how Asian American musicians are navigating their way into the limelight.

Chinese labor pool on the decline

Marketplace's Scott Tong examines the effect the one-child policy is having and may have on China's labor market and manufacturing industry.
Posted In: Jobs

Lender tries to prevent strategic defaults

Government-owned mortgage lender Fannie Mae issued new policies which would prevent home owners from strategically walking away from their mortgages and penalties for those who do.
Posted In: Housing

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