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Aug 19, 2011

Marketplace for August 19, 2011

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Marketplace for August 19, 2011

Segments From this episode

We want our AAA back! Or do we?

Aug 19, 2011
The United States can win back its AAA rating for government debt, if it's willing to compromise and sacrifice. But it's a matter of pride more than necessity

The new destiny of big banks

Aug 19, 2011
It's Bank of America's turn to lay off thousands, but all big banks are waiting for the final reckoning still to come on their troubled real estate portfolios

Small talk: Backyard timeshare and zombie protestors

Aug 19, 2011
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: a "backyard timeshare," a lesson on tweeting and eating, and zombie protestors.

Is debt the kryptonite of America's "superpower" status?

Aug 19, 2011
The U.S. owes $1.5 trillion to China. That indebtedness could mean politically tricky times ahead

Back-to-school shopping begins

Aug 19, 2011
Retailers rely on gimmicks to cover rising costs

Weekly Wrap: Should we be worried about the markets?

Aug 19, 2011
Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street. This week: Following the volatility in the markets last week, what can we expect in the future?

What happens when the U.S. is no longer no. 1?

Aug 20, 2011
Historian David Kennedy offers a long-view of the U.S.'s role in the international economy over the last century -- and moving forward.

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