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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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About 350,000 students in Chicago will be back in the classroom this morning. After Chicago public school teachers voted to suspend their seven day strike. The oil and gas company Anschutz is planning to sell its sports and entertainment operation called AEG, which is about the biggest name in Los Angeles sports, with the possible exception of Kobe Bryant. AEG could fetch several billion dollars. And the National Association of Home Builders says builder sentiment is at the highest level in six years — so what if you want to get into the housing market right now?

Segments From this episode

Moving on after the Chicago teachers' strike

by Amy Scott Sep 19, 2012
The Chicago teachers union voted to end their strike yesterday, but repairing relations will take time.
The Real Economy

From good job to newly homeless

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Sep 19, 2012
A woman living in Loudon County, Va., rides an economic roller coaster.

Yahoo to reward shareholders with billions

by Stacey Vanek Smith Sep 19, 2012
Yahoo sold part of its stake in Chinese Internet company Alibaba and will honor a promise to reward shareholders instead of keeping the cash.
Money Matters

Tips on buying as housing market recovers

by Paddy Hirsch Sep 19, 2012
The National Association of Home Builders says builder sentiment is at the highest level in six years. So what if you want to get into the housing market right now?

Planned AEG sale attracts group that owns the Dodgers

by Jonathan Karp Sep 19, 2012
The latest owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers have caught the Hollywood bug. After leading the record $2.15 billion purchase of the Dodger baseball team, Guggenheim Partners could soon be placing a bid on Anschutz Entertainment Group, which owns the Staples Center and L.A. Live.

Russia accuses U.S. aid group of interfering with politics

by Jeremy Hobson Sep 19, 2012
Russia is accusing the United States this morning of using its aid mission in Moscow to interfere with Russian politics.

Positive signs emerge in the housing market

by Queena Kim Sep 19, 2012
Slow but steady might be the best way to describe the housing market right now. Groundbreaking on new home construction rose 2.3 percent last month, while homebuilder confidence jumped to a six-year high

What teachers can expect as Chicago strike ends

by Jeff Horwich Sep 19, 2012
It's back to school today in Chicago. In the next couple of weeks, teachers will vote on the tentative contract deal reached between the union, and negotiators for the school district and Mayor Rahm Emmanuel.

Groupon enters the mobile payment arena

by Queena Kim Sep 19, 2012
If you're not intimately familiar with the term "mobile payments," get ready to start hearing it a lot more. Basically, it means "paying for something with a smartphone." Right now some of the big players are Google and a company called Square. But today there's news Groupon is getting in on it.
Mid-day Update

PODCAST: Teachers' strike ends, housing market looks hopeful

by Jeff Horwich Sep 19, 2012
About 350,000 students in Chicago will be back in the classroom this morning. The oil and gas company Anschutz is planning to sell its sports and entertainment operation called AEG, which is about the biggest name in Los Angeles sports, with the possible exception of Kobe Bryant. AEG could fetch several billion dollars. And the National Association of Home Builders says builder sentiment is at the highest level in six years -- so what if you want to get into the housing market right now?

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