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Aug 20, 2008

Marketplace Report for Wednesday, August 20, 2008

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Marketplace Report for Wednesday, August 20, 2008

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Using technology to grow more food

Aug 20, 2008
Hugh Grant is the head of Monsanto, which creates technology to increase harvests. It's also the world's biggest producer of genetically modified seeds. Grant talks about the controversial topic of technology and food.

Shareholders fear being bailout losers

Aug 20, 2008
Sales of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac plummeted today on fears that if the government steps in to save the mortgage giants, taxpayers will benefit but shareholders will be wiped out. Steve Henn reports.

Ebay takes aim at rival Amazon

Aug 20, 2008
Online auction site eBay is lowering its seller fees for fixed-price sales to compete with rivals like Amazon. Dan Grech has more on whether users are buying into the changes.

ICM settles ageism suit with writers

Aug 20, 2008
International Creative Management has agreed to a pay $4.5 million to settle a lawsuit accusing the talent agency of discriminating against TV writers older than 40. Renita Jablonski has the story.

Has a deal been drafted to leave Iraq?

Aug 20, 2008
Iraqi officials say they have a draft of a deal to reduce American troops there. The White House said not so fast. Host Kai Ryssdal talks about the U.S. in Iraq with Ken Pollack, author of "A Path Out of The Desert."

Soundproofing the noisy kids upstairs

Aug 20, 2008
The loudest noises in big city apartments often come from the smallest culprits --- the kids upstairs. That's giving acoustic consultants good business. Ashley Milne-Tyte hears them out.

A word on capital gains; dividend taxes

Aug 20, 2008
If you wonder where the candidates are on dividend and capital gains taxes, commentator Glenn Hubbard can fill you in. Then, he'll explain why he thinks the government needs to keep them low.

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