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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.
With lower state taxes on gasoline, Missouri is easily undercutting its border mate Illinois when it comes to the price to fill up.
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?
Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, July 4, 2011