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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are trying to recoup $150 billion, so they can pay back the government. They're employing something called "buy-backs" to do just that. Marketplace's Alisa Roth explains.
Marketplace's Scott Tong, who moved to Washington D.C., is still waiting for all his family's stuff to arrive from Shanghai -- one month and counting. He looks into what's taking so long.
Commentator Glenn Hubbard agrees with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner that the Bush tax cuts need to be reduced -- but he was different ideas on how the cuts should be executed.
Kai Ryssdal talks to Time Magazine reporter Omar Waraich about the the disaster situation in Pakistan and how the Pakistani government is trying to stay financially afloat.
Media companies making political donations may seem taboo, but it's hardly anything new. Stacey Vanek Smith looks into how media companies donate to political interests.
Marketplace for Wednesday, August 18, 2010
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