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Oracle of Omaha to the rescue

Dan Grech | Feb 12, 2008
Warren Buffett has offered to reinsure $800 billion in municipal bonds to help struggling bond insurers hampered by fallout from the credit crunch. The deal would likely allow the municipal bonds to receive a AAA rating. Dan Grech reports.

The Student Loan Credit Crunch

Chris Farrell | Feb 12, 2008
The signs were there that this was going to happen. I think this is more than just reverberations from the credit crunch. When it comes to student...

A bright spot amidst GM's losses

Janet Babin | Feb 12, 2008
While General Motors lost more money in 2007 than any car company in any year, it made a substantial gain to its core automotive business. Janet Babin reports the bright spot could be due to the company's turnaround plan.
Posted In: Auto

Less duty trouble for U.S. garments

| Feb 12, 2008
The weakened euro is helping a once-punishing duty on American garments become less of a barrier in Europe. Rob Schmitz has more on how the U.S. clothing industry is benefitting from the shift in currency value.
Posted In: Retail

London too taxing for foreigners?

Stephen Beard | Feb 12, 2008
Heavier taxes on foreign-born residents in London are threatening an exodus of thousands of workers. Stephen Beard reports this might damage the city's role as a global trading center.
Posted In: Taxes

Savings and Health

Chris Farrell | Feb 12, 2008
Question: I just finished graduate school and started my first real, full time job. I want to begin contributing towards retirement. My situation...

Radio has ear to ground for ad dollars

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Feb 12, 2008
The commercial radio industry has been mulling over how to make more money from its advertising in the big push to the Web -- even when 90 percent of the population still listens. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports the election may help.

Another take on budgeting for clothes

Doug Krizner | Feb 12, 2008
Last week, Marketplace ran a story on a high-end men's clothing designer bringing down a $300 shirt to under $200. Doug Krizner spoke to listener Britt Davis in North Carolina about what he's budgeting for clothes this year.

Wheat is the new corn

| Feb 12, 2008
Last year's ethanol push made corn a hot commodity. Now, overseas demand for a certain kind of American wheat could make it the new star on the grains market. Shawn Allee reports it's also cheaper to produce.
Posted In: Retail

U.S. looks closer at sovereign funds

Jill Barshay | Feb 12, 2008
Regulators in Washington want to take a closer look at the investments of foreign sovereign wealth funds into U.S. banks. Jill Barshay reports funds usually invest in doses which narrowly avoid the need for regulatory approval.
Posted In: Wall Street