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The number of students applying to college continues to rise, but this year, about half of colleges said fewer students than usual accepted offers. Money is one major reason for the change. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
The government is looking at persuading banks to lend at rates of 4.5 percent. That's about a percentage point lower than the current rate for a typical 30-year mortgage. Ashley Milne-Tyte explains how.
Congressman Barney Frank will give a speech today about re-regulating the financial system, which the House Financial Services Committee will take up next month. Frank is hoping for an overhaul by summer. Steve Henn reports.
Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, December 4, 2008