Jun 5, 2008
Marketplace for Thursday, June 5, 2008
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Loans that were traditionally considered safe are beginning to fall into foreclosure. Host Bob Moon gets financial analyst Greg McBride's thoughts on the spread of the subprime mess.
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced a deal with three major credit rating agencies to overhaul the way they look at mortgage-backed securities. Jill Barshay has the story.
Verizon Wireless is buying rural telephone company Alltel. This will make Verizon the largest U.S. wireless service provider. Dan Grech reports on the effect the deal will have on their millions of combined customers.
A GAO report says omissions and litigation could keep the federal government from recouping $53 billion in oil royalties, even as oil companies enjoy record profits. Sarah Gardner explains.
Sky-high inflation and a slew of labor strikes have brought the Vietnamese economy to its knees. Host Bob Moon speaks with Marketplace's Scott Tong in Beijing about Vietnam's economic future.
A new twist on the global rush for food: investors are going straight to the source and investing in farmland and equipment. Host Bob Moon talks to Diana Henriques of The New York Times about this new trend.
Advertising is a seduction, but commentator and ad-watcher Andrea Gardner says that for all the purchasing power women have, advertisers don't always give a lot of thought to what they want to hear.