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The Countrywide Rap

Scott Jagow | Feb 19, 2009
Countrywide's reputation is in the toilet, so Bank of America is flushing that name forever. The company will now be called Bank of America Home...

Airplane Reading

Scott Jagow | Feb 26, 2009
I read some interesting stuff on my flight to Kansas City, which I'll get to in a moment. But first, my flight. I don't fly Southwest often, but...
Posted In: Airlines, bailout, Fed

What if there's no economic growth?

| Feb 27, 2009
The GDP shrinkage was worse than expected. With the U.S. economy plummeting, Kai Ryssdal speaks with economist Barry Bosworth about what might happen if we don't see the economic growth the White House is banking on.

The Housing Conundrum

Scott Jagow | Feb 17, 2009
The President will sign the stimulus bill into law today in Denver. Then, he'll focus on the housing market, with some kind of announcement coming...

Government underestimates GDP drop

Steve Henn | Feb 27, 2009
Gross Domestic Product shrank 6.2% in the fourth quarter of 2008, much worse than the 3.8% the Commerce Department had predicted just a month ago. How did the government get it so wrong? Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Retail

Work Life: Board game designer

| Feb 27, 2009
On this week's Day in the Work Life, we meet someone who hopes we all stay in -- but do something other than stare at the boob tube.

Will new tax credit spur home sales?

Janet Babin | Feb 25, 2009
The Obama administration is hoping to jolt the housing market by promoting a new, $8,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers. Is it enough to get home sales moving again? Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Housing

Money for Gaza repairs in short supply

| Feb 10, 2009
There's a lot to be rebuilt in the Gaza Strip after the Israeli military operation -- roads, sewers and homes were all destroyed. But the money to pay for those repairs is in short supply in Gaza. Daniel Estrin reports.

Something's got to give to trim deficit

| Feb 26, 2009
President Obama wants to trim the nation's debt by trillions of dollars. But he's also planning to spend trillions more. What has got to give to get those savings? Ronni Radbill reports.
Posted In: Taxes

Can small biz owners dodge new tax?

Mitchell Hartman | Feb 27, 2009
President Obama wants to finance health care reform by rolling back tax cuts and deductions for people earning more than $250,000. Mitchell Hartman reports whether that tax increase will punish small businesses.



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