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The SEC wants to know why ratings agencies Fitch, Moody's, Standard & Poors gave AAA ratings to mortgage bonds that turned out to be junk. Some blame increased competition for a loss of objectivity. Amy Scott reports.
Congress is looking into making loans for green homes and energy-efficient remodeling projects more affordable. Sam Eaton reports energy efficient housing could offer a bright spot in a slumping market.
Donald Trump is refuting Scottish claims that his proposed $2 billion golf course in Aberdeen would harm environmentally sensitive sand dunes. Stephen Beard reports it could also help support an economically depressed area.
With money tight, a lot parents worry the cost of summer camp may be getting too high. Caitlan Carroll reports how some parents are cutting back on the summer fun and others will still go to any expense for their kids.
Congress is considering whether to impose musician royalties over what's played on FM radio. Jeremy Hobson looks into whether airplay still helps record sales and how Capitol Hill feels about the potential new business model.
The FDA says tomatoes harvested after May 1 in California and Florida are safe to eat. But that doesn't mean you're going to see them stockpiled at your local grocer just yet. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, June 11, 2008