Aug 12, 2010

Marketplace for Thursday, August 12, 2010

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How U.S. involvement in GM affects IPO

Aug 12, 2010
GM has plans to go public. Pretty soon, you could be buying shares of the automaker, which is a little strange, since taxpayers already essentially own GM. So what does Uncle Sam's involvement in a company mean for investors? …
Paint flakes away from a General Motors Co. logo on the door of a defunct auto parts store in Chicago, Ill.
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Is GM's progress a sign Big 3 are back?

Aug 12, 2010
General Motors reported second-quarter profits of $1.3 billion and may soon file papers for an IPO. CEO Ed Whitacre, appointed by the Obama administration to turn GM around, has also announced he will step down and be succeeded by a board…

Do more 747s signal airline recovery?

Aug 12, 2010
Airlines trimmed their fleets as the recession hit and stored their planes in the desert. But cargo and passenger volume are up, so a few major airlines are pulling mothballed 747s out of storage and back into service. Janet Babin…

Blackberry makers feel heat from govt's

Aug 12, 2010
Research in Motion, the company that makes Blackberry smartphones, is under attack from governments that say the device's encryptions are so good it represents a security threat. Steve Henn reports on how one of the Blackberry's key selling points has…

Should police depts be privatized?

Aug 12, 2010
Police departments across the country are finding themselves supplemented, and in some cases supplanted, by private security firms. Simon Hakim of Temple University has studied the issue and talks with Tess Vigeland about why it's happening.

The impact of illegal immigrant births

Aug 12, 2010
A new study from the Pew Hispanic Center says in 2008, 340,000 babies were born in the U.S. to at least one parent who was in this country illegally. That's nearly 1 in 12 newborns. A section of the constitution…

A new beginning for meatpacking plant

Aug 12, 2010
In 2008, federal agents walked into a kosher meatpacking plant in Iowa and walked out with almost 400 people. At the time it was the biggest immigration raid in U.S. history. For the tiny town of Postville and its main…

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