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Today, the Federal Reserve will stop buying mortgage-backed securities issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer looks at what this means for housing and home buyers.
Take a look at the quarterly reports of big U.S. companies and you may see overseas growth cushioning a domestic financial blow. Jeremy Hobson explores this and other disadvantages small businesses have in the face of recovery.
After decades off-limits, oil drilling is opening up on the U.S.'s East Coast and exploration for more places to drill will expand throughout certain parts of the U.S. Bob Moon gets the latest from Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman.
Haitian President Rene Preval has a 50-page action plan indicating where Haiti relief money should go. But some Haitians are skeptical and think the distribution of funds should be handled by another authority. Amy Scott reports.
You would think that tough times would lead to a rise in alcohol consumption, but sales of wine spirits and beer in the U.K. fell by more than 6 percent last year -- the largest drop in almost 50 years. Stephen Beard reports.
Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 31, 2010