Aug 18, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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Bye Fannie, Freddie. Hello...?

Aug 18, 2010
The government's hearing on what to do about Fannie and Freddie has wrapped up. The general consensus is goodbye Fannie and Freddie. Hello, what exactly? Gregory Warner reports.

Facebook to try location-based service

Aug 18, 2010
Facebook is expected to announce a new location-based service for users that will probably use the GPS chip in your mobile phone to track your whereabouts. Steve Henn reports.

Erasing your teenage digital identity?

Aug 18, 2010
Google CEO Eric Schmidt recently said that young people should be able to change their names to erase the embarrassment of their teenage indiscretions online. But Janet Babin reports there are no do-overs in a digital society.

China opens bond market to foreigners

Aug 18, 2010
China's central bank will open its $2 trillion bond market to foreign banks. That move could have repercussions that lead straight to your pocketbook. Rob Schmitz reports.

Lottery scams get craftier

Aug 18, 2010
Ever gotten a letter in the mail saying you've won the lottery? Los Angeles Times business columnist David Lazarus talks with Bill Radke about lottery scams and offers some sage advice.

Big mining wants a part of big fertilizer

Aug 18, 2010
Europe correspondent Stephen Beard talks with Bill Radke about why BHP Billiton, the world's biggest mining company, is making a hostile bid for Potash Corporation, the world's biggest fertilizer producer.

Filling up on whisky: To drive, not drink

Aug 18, 2010
Researchers at a university in Scotland have developed a hopeful new biofuel. But this technology could raise some questions about driving with alcohol -- because it actually will power your car, with alcohol.

The future of U.S. home loans

Aug 18, 2010
Bloomberg BusinessWeek reporter Roben Farzad talks with Steve Chiotakis about whether Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have a future and what a Fannie-less world looks like.

A look at oil inventories

Aug 18, 2010
Richard DeKaser, president of Woodley Park Research, talks with Bill Radke about what happens when stockpiles are way up and how that might impact gas prices.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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