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What's good for Warren Buffett...

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 1, 2008 good for Wall Street....
Posted In: Inside baseball


Chris Farrell | Oct 1, 2008
Blame the accountants. At least, that's what we're being told. If only the green eyeshade brigade didn't require mark-to-market accounting there...

Raise your hand...

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 1, 2008
...if you still think the credit crunch isn't filtering down to consumers....
Posted In: Industry

Loans won't make cars go faster

Sarah Gardner | Oct 1, 2008
President Bush is set to sign a bill authorizing $25 billion in loans to American automakers to help Detroit make more fuel-efficient cars. But Sarah Gardner reports it'll be awhile before we see those cars rev up.
Posted In: Auto

Home equity isn't what it used to be

Stacey Vanek Smith | Oct 1, 2008
Many homeowners who have been using home equity to fulfill basic needs are running into trouble as banks freeze lines of credit. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to people who had equity lines now troubled by the credit crunch.

Fundamentally speaking...

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 1, 2008
It's been a couple of weeks since we've heard anybody say 'The fundamentals of the economy are sound.'...

Irish bank move upsets British bankers

Stephen Beard | Oct 1, 2008
British bankers are upset over an emergency move by the Irish government to guarantee 100% of all Irish deposits. As a result, Brits have been pouring money into Irish accounts. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Investing

Start-ups are slowing down

Mitchell Hartman | Oct 1, 2008
A new report says these days we're seeing fewer start-ups go public. Mitchell Hartman looks into what's causing the lack of willing venture capitalists and why they're not backing up IPOs.
Posted In: Investing

New provisions for Senate rescue bill

Steve Henn and Scott Jagow | Oct 1, 2008
The Senate will vote on a new financial rescue package tonight with new provisions to pick up House votes. Scott Jagow talks to Steve Henn in Washington about what's new in the bill and how these additions could backfire.
Posted In: Economy

Brackets for the meltdown office pool?

Scott Jagow | Oct 1, 2008
My colleague Steve Henn in our Washington bureau e-mailed the following to me this morning. It's the laugh of the day ... Click here for a larger...
Posted In: financial crisis