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A California congressman wants to combine Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into a single entity. It would be smaller, and fully government-owned. But opponents say it would be too easily manipulated by special interests.
Southeast Asia's largest budget carrier, AirAsia, plans to buy 300 Airbus passenger jets -- a record-breaking order that would make the Malaysia-based airline one of the world's largest carriers.
The European Central Bank raised interest rates for the second time this year. China just raised rates too. But in the U.S. Not even on the table. Marketplace's Stephen Beard explains why.
As President Obama and congressional leaders continue to search for common ground on raising the federal debt limit, how concerned are the politicians over creating jobs in the U.S.?
It may not be immediately obvious, but if you parse their words, both sides appear more willing to negotiate during debt talks this week. Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, explains.
Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 7, 2011