Aug 3, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 3, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 3, 2010

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Countrywide will pay $600M on subprime loan lawsuit

Aug 3, 2010
A federal judge has approved a $600 million payout for Countrywide to settle with shareholders who were allegedly misled about the company's financial health.

Illegal immigrant 'snitches' use up 10,000 visas in crime-assistance

Aug 3, 2010
Illegal immigrants who report being the victim of a major crime can get working papers to cooperate with police. This year, enough illegal immigrants reported crimes to use up all 10,000 allotted visa slots.

It's a fertile market for recycled human waste

Aug 3, 2010
A Chicago project to turn human waste into fertilizer pellets is hitting opposition due to cost. But despite the setback, Marketplace sustainability reporter Adriene Hill explains there's a huge market and many eco-benefits to human fertilizer.

Wheat prices are up and could go even higher

Aug 3, 2010
Scorching heat in Russia has caused wheat crops to wither and sent global wheat prices up 50 percent since the end of June.

Study: Foreign doctors may be better than U.S. counterparts

Aug 3, 2010
Doctors educated outside of the U.S. get a bad rap when looking for a job state-side, but one study suggests the stigma of foreign medical graduates may not be justified.

Amazon, Apple under investigation for e-book pricing

Aug 3, 2010
Connecticut's Attorney General announced an investigation into Amazon and Apple's potential anti-competitive pricing of e-books.

Blackberry weathers more data security concerns

Aug 3, 2010
The U.S. government is disappointed by the UAE's move to ban Blackberry's Internet service, and other countries also have security concerns about the device.

Fed explores investing in new mortgage bonds

Aug 3, 2010
The Fed wants to invest in new mortgage bonds as older ones it bought begin to mature. Is it possible for the Federal Reserve to jumpstart a stalled recovery this way?

CBS and Comcast strike a deal

Aug 3, 2010
Steve Chiotakis speaks to Brad Adgate of Horizon Media about the 10-year deal between cable giant Comcast and CBS.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC