Marketplace PM for August 15, 2007
Aug 15, 2007

Marketplace PM for August 15, 2007

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Fox deal with writers has got buzz

Aug 15, 2007
20th Century Fox has reached agreement with a group of top screenwriters that would pay them smaller advances in exchange for allowing them a percentage of the profits if their movies get made. Lisa Napoli reports.

Beach reads: 'Little Dorrit'

Aug 15, 2007
Commentator David Frum offers up a Dickens classic that's all about the markets.

U.S. increasing pressure on Iran

Aug 15, 2007
The Bush administration is reportedly taking steps to list Iran's Revolutionary Guard, which has substantial business operations, as a terrorist organization. The move would also put pressure on countries still doing business with Iran. Stephen Beard explains.
Iranian Revolutionary Guards take part in a demonstration held in Tehran to mark Jerusalem (Al-Quds) Day in Oct. 2006.
Behrouz Mehri, AFP/Getty Images

Whole Foods' secrets are out of the box

Aug 15, 2007
Documents detailing Whole Foods' proposed takeover of the Wild Oats chain, accidentally left exposed on a court website, provide a glimpse into how the natural food chain is playing hardball against Wal-Mart. Bob Moon reports.

Wildfires snuff out business

Aug 15, 2007
Smoke and flames have forced the U.S. Forest Service to close two popular stretches of the Salmon River in Idaho. And that's left quite a few businesses up a creek. Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.

iRate over iPhone bills

Aug 15, 2007
Some iPhone users are getting more than they bargained for -- like 300-page phone bills from AT&T. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Jumbo loans feel subprime weight

Aug 15, 2007
Some in Congress and the mortgage industry want the government to allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to buy up bigger loans. So far, no deal. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on how that's affecting potential homebuyers in some of the country's most expensive housing markets.
Entryway of $2.7 million house
Stacey Vanek-Smith

What score do rating agencies get?

Aug 15, 2007
There are lots of bogeymen in the subprime crisis -- lenders, brokers, investors, even homeowners. And here's another one: credit rating agencies. Kim Clark of U.S. News and World Report explains their role.
Foreclosure sign
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