Sep 13, 2007

Marketplace for September 13, 2007

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Marketplace for September 13, 2007

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Relief in sight for Countrywide

Sep 13, 2007
Banks are throwing a lifeline of $12 billion in credit to Countrywide. As a result, their stock rose almost ten percent on the announcement. Lisa Napoli reports.

Pimco launches troubled-securities fund

Sep 13, 2007
Pimco has launched a $2-billion distressed debt fund. It will invest in mortgage-backed securities and other fancy credit instruments. Amy Scott reports.

Healthier economies make for healthier kids

Sep 13, 2007
Unicef says the number of children dying each year has dropped below ten million for the first time since it began keeping records. It stands to reason that more widespread public health campaigns contributed to the decline. Helen…

Game shows are safe bet for networks

Sep 13, 2007
TV game shows promise huge jackpots these days. Contestants can line up to hit it big on more shows than before. But the ones really raking in the dough are the networks. Kai Ryssdal speaks with TV analyst Gregg Segall.

Commentary: Disaster refief

Sep 13, 2007
Hurricane Humberto bit into South Texas and Louisiana last night with rain and 80-mile-an-hour winds. The first hurricane to hit us in two years didn't approach anything near Katrina, and petered into a tropical storm by mid-morning. But…

Long commute home for Canadian oil worker

Sep 13, 2007
Most of Canada's crude oil is out west, in the oilsands of Alberta. Thirty-thousand people work there. Blair Ghent lives in Newfoundland, on the other side of the country. He makes the long commute alone, but he's not…

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