Marketplace for Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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If you're a government enterprise, what's the surest way to get Congress to leave you alone? Make lots and lots of money. Plus, in environmental news, there's one loser in the Obama Administration’s rules for limiting carbon-dioxide emissions: natural gas.
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Flush with cash, Freddie Mac keeps paying the Treasury
The mortgage giant will pay the government another $3.9 billion in September.
One fossil fuel won't lower its emissions: natural gas
Natural gas produces only half the carbon-dioxide emissions as coal, but its emissions will grow as it continues to replace coal.
An oil-worker family vows to make North Dakota home
Kendra Hill saw only dust when she looked up her future home on Google Maps. Now there's a town there.
Sibling non-rivalry in the Emmys
Brothers Mychael and Jeff Danna cooperate to produce Emmy-nominated music.
Drug made with 3-D printer wins first FDA approval
Aprecia Pharmaceuticals got the OK for its epilepsy drug.
Airbus-patented jet able to fly more than 3,000 miles per hour
You'll be able to get from London to New York in that hour.
The 'bring your own billionaire' election
If you're running for president, it helps to have someone wealthy by your side.
Food industry plays it both ways with GMO labels
The food industry opposes mandatory labeling of food with GMO ingredients, but also sees a market for products with non-GMO labels.
If you’re a government enterprise, what’s the surest way to get Congress to leave you alone? Make lots and lots of money. Plus, in environmental news, there’s one loser in the Obama Administration’s rules for limiting carbon-dioxide emissions: natural gas.
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Fast As You Can Fiona Apple
Tightrope WALK THE MOON
Take a Walk Passion Pit