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Economy
3:08 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Obama To Endorse Privatizing Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Originally published on Tue August 6, 2013 6:25 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

President Obama was back on the road talking about the economy today. Lately, he's been taking a trip or two a week all over the country with a different focus each time. Today, he was talking about housing in Phoenix, where the 2008 crash was louder and more painful than in most places. The president laid out some new proposals to help the housing industry, and he described some old ones too.

NPR's Ari Shapiro joins us here. Hi, Ari.

ARI SHAPIRO, BYLINE: Hi, Audie.

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Law
4:11 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Closing Arguments Begin In 'Whitey' Bulger Trial

Originally published on Mon August 5, 2013 5:24 pm

Jurors in the James "Whitey" Bulger trial got to listen to several hours of closing arguments in a Boston federal courtroom on Monday. Bulger is the former mob boss accused of litany of crimes including racketeering, murder, extortion and money laundering.

Law
3:54 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Former Goldman Sachs Trader Found Liable For Fraud

Originally published on Thu August 1, 2013 4:48 pm

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You're listening to ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News.

In New York City today, a victory for the Securities and Exchange Commission: A federal jury held former Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre liable on six of the seven counts against him. The SEC had accused Tourre of intentionally misleading investors about a mortgage-backed security just as the housing sector was beginning to collapse. The investment created huge losses.

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Africa
3:54 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Morsi Supporters Stage Sit-Ins In Cairo As Tensions Rise

Originally published on Thu August 1, 2013 4:48 pm

Tensions are growing among the thousands of pro-Morsi supporters camped out around a mosque in eastern Cairo. The government has ordered the protesters to disperse, sparking fears of fresh bloodshed.

Planet Money
3:34 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Despite The Buzz, Local Food Has A Small Economic Impact

Originally published on Tue July 30, 2013 4:32 pm

The local food movement has received a lot of attention both for changing diets and buying habits. But has the movement has become a significant economic force?

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