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Marketplace for Thursday, March 06, 2008
Mar 6, 2008

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Macy's stops monthly sales reports

Mar 6, 2008
This month Macy's joined the ranks of retail companies which have abandoned monthly retail-sales reports. Bob Moon reports the company could be trying to hide from embarrassing numbers.

Study: Subprimes aimed at minorities

Mar 6, 2008
Minorities were targeted more by subprime lending than other borrowers, even when they may have qualified for traditional loans, according to a new study. Dan Grech reports.

Another fake memoir dupes publishers

Mar 6, 2008
The memoir "Love and Consequences," about a woman's life in South Central Los Angeles, has been uncovered as a hoax. It's the latest of several fictionalized memoirs that have slipped through the publishing industry. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
"Love and Consequences" written by Margaret Jones, aka Margaret Seltzer.
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Berlin's Polar Bears migrate west

Mar 6, 2008
The Berlin Polar Bears, a hockey team founded in East Germany, will be leaving their communist-era arena in East Berlin for a new arena in West Berlin. But many of their loyal fans worry American-style sports capitalism will kill the team's spirit. Brett Neely reports.

NBA, NCAA may transform recruiting

Mar 6, 2008
The NBA and the NCAA are considering partnering in order to change the way they train and develop young recruits. Tess Vigeland talks to Diana Nyad about how they're trying to create the next Lebron James through training that starts as early as high school.
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Exporters struggle in West Bank

Mar 6, 2008
For eight years Israel has imposed severe restrictions on the movement of people and goods from the West Bank. Sam Eaton reports the restrictions have devastated the business of Palestinian exporters.

The FHA needs more authority in crisis

Mar 6, 2008
Commentator and economist Glenn Hubbard says that to fix the housing crisis we must give the Federal Housing Administration more authority. He believes it should offer new loans to subprime mortgage holders so they can refinance.

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