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People make a lot of money making predictions, so why are they so rarely right? Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner talks about accountability in fortune telling.
The downgrades of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could make it more difficult for Americans to buy a house, and further damage the wider economy
Michael Bissonette, mayor of Chicopee, Mass., discusses how the S&P downgrade decision is already affecting his city and its plans for expansion and job growth
Marketplace for August 9, 2011