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Goldman Sachs settles bad Mass. loans

| May 11, 2009
Goldman Sachs agreed to spend about $50 million to write down loans for Goldman mortgage-holders in Massachusetts. But it may be unlikely that other states will reach similar settlements with the bank. Abigail Beshkin reports.
Posted In: Housing, Investing

Health care cutting for stake in reform

John Dimsdale | May 11, 2009
Officials from the health care industry said they would do their part to bring down costs. But in return, they want a seat at the table in any talk of health-care reform. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Health

Is bigger actually better?

Bob Moon | May 8, 2009
Now that some large investment firms have been shuttered by the economic fallout, consumers have a tough choice: stay with a large firm or seek out a smaller, independent one. Bob Moon reports.

Take on graduate student loans

Chris Farrell | May 8, 2009
Question: My son graduated in December in one of the worst economic times. He was fortunate to land and entry level job in his field with an...

A bond ladder

Chris Farrell | May 11, 2009
Question: I am 42 and have never ventured beyond CD's so obviously my tolerance for risk is very low; I don't like anything I don't understand -...
Posted In: Investing, Savings

2008's greenwashes of the year

Jo Easton | Dec 22, 2008
The Greenwash Brigade brings you our favorite greenwashes of 2008. Some good, some bad, some just plain funny -- and in no particular order. (V...

Small banks hurt by housing bust

Dan Grech | May 11, 2009
Small banks in places like Florida are seeing their capital wiped out due to the housing bust. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Housing

How stressed banks affect you

Jeremy Hobson | May 8, 2009
Many of the largest banks still don't get passing grades in U.S. government stress tests and must raise billions of dollars before they can pass. How does this affect the consumer? Reporter Jeremy Hobson has some answers.

Straight Story

Chris Farrell | May 8, 2009
Tess Vigeland and economics editor Chris Farrell talk about the current state of the economic crisis and how it compares to financial crises of the past.

Putting swine flu worry into scope

| May 4, 2009
Behavioral economist Dan Ariely explains to Kai Ryssdal why a lot of people are worried about the swine flu, even if the actual number of people who have died from the outbreak doesn't seem as dramatic when compared to other deadly causes.
Posted In: Health



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