Sep 9, 2008

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Is Fannie or Freddie in your portfolio?

Sep 9, 2008
Do your retirement funds have any Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac stock in them? If so, you may want to check how much you've lost. Kai Ryssdal did, and he talks with Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland about the financial…
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Is Lehman Bros. next up for a bailout?

Sep 9, 2008
If the global financial system keeps going the way it has been, Lehman Brothers is going to need help. Shares fell almost 45% today as investors worried that the Wall Street investment bank doesn't have enough money in the bank.…

Public transportation ridership picks up

Sep 9, 2008
A mass transit group says public transportation ridership was up 5% this spring over a year ago, due to $4-a-gallon gas. Meanwhile, a Senate committee is considering new transit funding. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Target hopes bodegas hit PR bullseye

Sep 9, 2008
Target is opening four stores in Manhattan the size of designer boutiques -- and then closing them in a few days. It's part of a publicity campaign the company hopes will drive customers to its big stores and website. Jeremy…

'39 Clues' goes after Harry's audience

Sep 9, 2008
A new children's book series called "The 39 Clues" is being marketed with a website, a movie deal and $100,000 in prize money for readers. But after Harry Potter can it still cast a spell over kids? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Our sharp listeners get to the point

Sep 9, 2008
Kai Ryssdal reviews letters from our listeners about acupuncture, Social Security's disability benefits, David Frum's take on immigration policy, and the correct way to pronounce "nuclear."

Bureaucracy slows Ukraine's TB fight

Sep 9, 2008
Ukraine used to be known as the breadbasket of the Soviet Union. Now it holds another distinction: Home to one of the world's largest pools of tuberculosis. Frank Browning reports on publicly and privately funded efforts to deal with the…

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