Jul 18, 2007

Marketplace PM for July 18, 2007

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Moody's hurt by its tougher rules

Jul 18, 2007
The investment rating service has made it harder for mortgage-backed bonds to get its top rating. As a result, it says it's now losing business. Jill Barshay reports.

Africa trade deal helps Chinese firms

Jul 18, 2007
U.S. and African trade officials are reviewing a deal intended to improve markets for goods made in sub-Saharan Africa. Its unintended effect? Creating opportunity for Chinese firms. Gretchen Wilson reports.

Suit maker finds a good fit in U.S.

Jul 18, 2007
Hickey Freeman has been making men's suits for more than a century. The American company refuses to outsource production, but it still has had to make unconventional changes. Daniel Weiss reports.

What exactly do unions do?

Jul 18, 2007
Commentator David Frum says that in the long-running battle over unions we've forgotten whether they're relevant.

Bernanke cites concerns with economy

Jul 18, 2007
Fed chief Ben Bernanke told Congress today that core inflation shows signs of increasing, the Gross Domestic Product isn't looking so hot and, oh yes, there's that subprime mortgage thing.

Changes vowed in pitching food to kids

Jul 18, 2007
The Federal Trade Commission heard today from food companies that market to children. And the mere mention of government regulation prompted those companies to crack down on themselves. Janet Babin reports.

'Mad Men' explores advertising's heyday

Jul 18, 2007
Kai Ryssdal talks with Matt Weiner, creator of "Mad Men," a new TV show set in the 1960s advertising world of New York's Madison Avenue.

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