Aug 6, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 6, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 6, 2010

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New Jersey feels Atlantic City's slump

Aug 6, 2010
Atlantic City, NJ isn't doing so hot these days, and the state can tell as it makes nearly $1 billion in state and local taxes from casino gaming.

Fannie posts smallest loss in three years, requests $1.5B bailout

Aug 6, 2010
Mortgage giant Fannie Mae's twelfth quarterly loss in a row is smaller than others the company has suffered in the last 36 months.

Stockpiles, U.S. farmers might pick up wheat slack

Aug 6, 2010
The surging price of wheat has raised fears that other grain-growing countries might begin hoarding their own supplies. But the U.S. might also be able to help with the shortage.

Greece managing debt well, but not yet in the clear

Aug 6, 2010
International inspectors say Greece has been making required budget cuts and managing its debt, and now it's eligible to receive international bailout money. But it's not home free yet.

Economy loses 131,000 jobs; many lost in public sector

Aug 6, 2010
The economy lost another 131,000 jobs last month. The government's official unemployment rate stays at 9.5%.

Lollapalooza expected to do well, despite antitrust investigation

Aug 6, 2010
Lollapalooza kicks off this Friday in Chicago, and despite an investigation is expected to sell out.

VIDEO: Jobs bad, profits OK, Pringles great

Aug 6, 2010
When you can't rely on good job news, at least you can appreciate the fact that Pringles doesn't waste packaging.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC