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Hard part of green energy: plugging in

Sam Eaton | Dec 4, 2008
California hopes to generate about a third of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020. But it's finding the hard part is tying all that new green power into the existing grid. Sam Eaton reports.

How would Treasury's plan work?

Kai Ryssdal | Dec 4, 2008
To find out how Treasury's mortgage rate-cut plan might come together -- or whether it's even possible -- Kai Ryssdal talks with Susan Wachter, professor of real estate at the University of Pennsylvania.
Posted In: Housing

No clear road yet for carmakers' bailout

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Dec 4, 2008
A more humble collection of auto industry CEOs came calling on Congress today. But the jury's still out on whether their latest proposal will get them the money they need. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Auto, Economy

A Frank approach to financial regulation

Steve Henn | Dec 4, 2008
Congressman Barney Frank will give a speech today about re-regulating the financial system, which the House Financial Services Committee will take up next month. Frank is hoping for an overhaul by summer. Steve Henn reports.

Groups say U.S. needs faster Internet

Janet Babin | Jun 23, 2008
Consumer groups are saying the U.S. lags behind other nations in terms of broadband service. The FCC will look into the U.S. Internet connection, but Janet Babin reports we need to redefine what exactly "broadband" is.

U.K.'s prudent savers feel punished

Stephen Beard | Dec 3, 2008
Last month England's central bank dropped its interest rate to 3%, a 50-year low. Another half-point cut is expected Thursday to help hard-pressed borrowers. But that has hard-pressed savers upset. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

Bailouts and rescue efforts keep coming

Bob Moon | Nov 28, 2008
Citigroup is teetering on the edge of collapse, and the Federal Reserve keeps trying to salvage the economy by throwing money at it. Senior Business Correspondent Bob Moon reviews the week's developments in the financial crisis.

Rethinking the 401(k)

| Nov 21, 2008
More and more American's nest eggs are getting picked apart by the financial crisis. Host Tess Vigeland talks with J. Mark Iwry of the Brookings Institution about how the 401(k) has outgrown its original intent.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

New wave of delinquencies on the way

Jeff Tyler | Dec 2, 2008
A new forecast sees delinquent mortgages nearly doubling by the end of next year. Homeowners with adjustable-rate mortgages, in particular, are in danger of getting squeezed. Jeff Tyler reports.

Bucks don't stop at CEOs' $1 salaries

Jeremy Hobson | Dec 3, 2008
As Ford, General Motors and Chrysler go hat in hand to Congress asking for help, their CEOs now say they'll take just a dollar a year in salary if that'll make things better. But the bucks don't really stop there. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Auto, Economy



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