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Bank of England to save banks in secret

Stephen Beard | Jan 30, 2008
Responding to subprime problems and the recent bank run from Northern Rock, the British government wants to allow the Bank of England to bail out failing banks in secret. Details would be public later. Stephen Beard reports.

It's the economy, Florida

John Dimsdale | Jan 30, 2008
Exit polls for the Florida primary showed many voters were influenced by a faltering economy. John Dimsdale found out who voters liked in Hollywood, Florida and what made them choose their candidates.
Posted In: Economy

Don't leave demand out of the equation

| Jan 30, 2008
A provision in the economic stimulus bill calls for a tax deduction on the cost of new machinery. But commentator Robert Reich says businesses won't invest in production equipment when there's no demand for their product.

Altria tries to wean off cigarettes

Janet Babin | Jan 30, 2008
As smoking continues to decline each year in the U.S., Phillip Morris USA and parent company Altria are feeling pressure to expand their product line. Janet Babin reports what Altria is doing to be less dependent on cigarettes.
Posted In: Wall Street

SocGen deals with bad press

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Jan 30, 2008
Societe Generale is busy dealing with rumors of buyouts from bigger banks and the rogue trader speaking to the press about the scandal. Stephen Beard talks to Scott Jagow about what the bank is up against.
Posted In: Investing

Fellowships and IRAs

Chris Farrell | Jan 30, 2008
Question: My husband and I are currently on National Research Council fellowships, working at a government lab. The nature of the fellowship is...

From 'Clipper Darrell' to 'Dallas Darrell'?

Jeff Tyler | Jan 29, 2008
Professional sports is a cut-throat business. So it's not unusual for one team to poach top talent from a rival. What you don't see everyday is an owner trying to recruit a rival fan. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Sports

Dutch plan for flooding: Higher ground

Rico Gagliano | Jan 29, 2008
In the Netherlands, 60% of the population lives below sea level, thanks to dikes and pumps. But global warming is making it harder to keep up. Rico Gagliano reports how a new kind of water defense is changing the Dutch landscape and the way some farmers do business.

How many countries are in your jeans?

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 29, 2008
Your blue jeans may be a good indicator of just how global the economy is. Rachel Louise Snyder follows tells the story of a pair of pants in the global marketplace in her book "Fugitive Denim." She talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books, Retail

Next time, let California go first

| Jan 29, 2008
This presidential election season featured several states moving up their primary dates. Commentator Geoffrey Andersen says there's nothing wrong with early primaries -- as long as the right states go first.