Aug 8, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 08, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 08, 2008

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How likely is a Fannie/Freddie bailout?

Aug 8, 2008
With losses continuing to mount at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the big question is whether we're headed toward a government bailout. Steve Henn reports it's looking likely the government will come to the rescue.

Obama can't help Clinton's debt

Aug 8, 2008
Barack Obama is trying to get his supporters to help Hillary Clinton get out of campaign debt. But even Obama's backing isn't getting her much. Steve Henn reports why Clinton is a tough sell to almost any buyer.

Sifting for gold in the Pink Sheets

Aug 8, 2008
The over-the-counter market is like the Wild West of stocks, but there are ways to differentiate the good from the fraudulent. Amy Scott looks into the development of the Pink Sheets and how they can be useful to investors.

Oil could reach much, much higher

Aug 8, 2008
Oil may be down at the moment, but in a study out today, a British energy expert is warning crude oil prices could swoop back up to recent highs. Stephen Beard reports the world could be facing an oil crisis…

Toyota's Tundra a frozen production

Aug 8, 2008
Today, Toyota will be halting production of the Tundra, its full-size, gas-guzzling pick-up. Sales of the vehicle are down 15 percent and the production suspension could last for months. Renita Jablonski reports.

Olympics air time to break records

Aug 8, 2008
NBC plans to air 3,600 hours of this year's Olympics across eight networks -- more air time than all of the previous summer Olympics combined. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks broadcasting with Variety's Mike Speier.

More commuters on board with Amtrak

Aug 8, 2008
High gas prices have caused a significant increase in train ridership. But with more passengers comes train car crowding and a need for more upkeep. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports where Amtrak might need to boost its service.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC