Jul 4, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, July 4, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, July 4, 2011

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Fashion stores go mobile in Portland

Jul 4, 2011
Portland, Ore., has a reputation for mobile food carts. But now you'll find trailers and buses selling clothes and fashion accessories.

Fed may have missed best opportunity for selling off mortgage bonds

Jul 4, 2011
As part of the government bailout of AIG, the Federal Reserve bought $16 million worth of mortgage-securities from the company. Now, thanks to changes to the bond and housing markets, it may be stuck with them for a while.
Logo of insurer American International Group Inc. on a window at the company's office in lower Manhattan
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Lower gas taxes lure drivers to Missouri

Jul 4, 2011
With lower state taxes on gasoline, Missouri is easily undercutting its border mate Illinois when it comes to the price to fill up.
A man refuels his car in Munich, Germany.
Miguel Villagran/Getty Images

Dunkin' Donuts' IPO returns company to the public

Jul 4, 2011
The popular fast food spot is one of a couple dozen companies owned by private equity to go public this year.

Protecting your investments in case of default

Jul 4, 2011
Some investors are beginning to believe a default by the United States government is possible. What can investors do to protect themselves from this scenario?

Top scholars face new disclosure regulations

Jul 4, 2011
Faculty from Columbia Business School face new regulations regarding working outside the classroom.

Europe agrees to give $17 billion to Greece

Jul 4, 2011
Germany presses for conditions on the latest Greek bailout.

Australia seeks to get rid of five cent coin

Jul 4, 2011
Fears mount that consumers could be on the losing end should the five cent coin be abolished in Australia.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC