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Aug 17, 2010

Marketplace for Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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The future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Aug 17, 2010
Fannie and Freddie have significantly improved their practices since the government took over the then-dysfunctional mortgage lenders two years ago. So much so, that 90 percent of mortgages now carry some sort of government insurance. Now some are calling for reeling Fannie and Freddie in.

American Apparel's future a 'going concern'

Aug 17, 2010
American Apparel hasn't submitted their second quarter profits report yet, but they did submit a preliminary report -- and it doesn't look good.
An American Apparel store.
Scott Olson/Getty Images

LAT analyzing and ranking Los Angeles teachers

Aug 17, 2010
The Los Angeles Times will be releasing rankings of 6,000 school teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Many agree that the American education system needs revamping, but many also find the rankings unfair.
A third-grade teacher with her class in a Chicago school.
Tim Boyle/Getty Images

Fertilizer will be big business

Aug 17, 2010
An Australian company offered billions to buy the largest producer of potash in the world -- a deal that the Canadian company declined. Why fertilizer? With growing middle classes in populous countries like India and China, fertilizer to grow all the food in those countries will soon be big business.

'Bigger Than the Game': Sports and marketing

Aug 17, 2010
Kai Ryssdal speaks to Michael Weinreb, author of "Bigger Than the Game," which looks at how the 1980s was a turning point for marketing and sports.

Letters: Trademark, data, diamonds and beer

Aug 17, 2010
Kai Ryssdal reviews letters in response to our stories on the Susan G. Komen trademark, Google selling your data, diamonds and beer.

Gulf businesses waiting for judge's ruling on drilling moratorium

Aug 17, 2010
Gulf businesses took a huge hit by the BP oil spill and also President Obama's oil drilling moratorium. Reporter Kate Archer Kent talks to business owners in Lafayette, La. about how they are doing.

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