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On today's edition of MarketFoolery, the daily podcast from The Motley Fool, we discuss the following topics:

  • Moody's (NYSE: MCO) has placed the United States under review for a credit-rating downgrade. After nearly a century of having a triple-A rating, what would a downgrade mean for investors?
  • The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) is planning to unveil a tablet computer before October. With Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) dominating the tablet market with the iPad, can Amazon succeed where other competitors have failed?
  • ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) announced plans to separate its refining and production arms into two standablone, publicly traded companies. Why does one of our analysts believe Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) would benefit from following suit?

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