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Fed drops rate to record low

Bob Moon | Dec 16, 2008
In a bold move to revive the economy, the Federal Reserve dropped the federal funds rate to 0.25%. Tess Vigeland talks with Bob Moon about the impact of the rate cut.
Posted In: Economy

Madoff scandal ripples through Europe

Stephen Beard | Dec 15, 2008
European banks are reacting to the Bernard Madoff scam with potential losses in the billions. Britain's Royal Bank of Scotland and France's BNP Paribas are just two examples. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Crime, Wall Street

Layoffs quiet construction business

Tess Vigeland | Dec 16, 2008
In the face of a worsening economy, a small construction company in Oregon has laid off nearly all of its employees. Tess Vigeland speaks with Keith Knowles from Robert Knowles Construction about where his business goes from here.

U.S. resets terms for homeowner help

John Dimsdale | Nov 11, 2008
The government set new terms, including lower interest rates, for homeowners seeking relief from foreclosure, terms that will be adopted by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Foreign investors move from dollar

Stephen Beard | Dec 16, 2008
In recent days, foreign investors have been moving away from the dollar, assuming the Fed will cut interest rates again. Stephen Beard explains why they no longer consider the U.S. an investment safety net.
Posted In: Investing

Fix the wage crisis, help the big picture

| Nov 25, 2008
Commentator Jeff Madrick says a lot of our economic problems root from a wage crisis that's been troubling the average worker for 35 years. He shares a list of solutions for our "What's the Fix" series.

A rate cut could drive investors to gold

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Dec 15, 2008
The Federal Reserve begins a two-day meeting today which will likely result in another rate cut. That could lead to a weaker dollar, and could also coerce investors to take safety in gold. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Investing

Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren: Interview transcript

| Nov 25, 2008

Deflation: Small prices, big problem

Stacey Vanek Smith | Dec 9, 2008
With an economy in peril, it seems like everything is on sale. But when consumers hold out for record low prices, the market suffers from deflation. Stacey Vanek-Smith explains why in our latest Marketplace Decoder.

Gadgets smaller in price and size

Tess Vigeland | Dec 15, 2008
Hard up on gift ideas for your friends, family and the person who has everything? Tess Vigeland speaks with Kevin Pereira from G4 TV about some great budget-conscious gadgets for the techies and non-techies in your life.
Posted In: Retail, Science



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