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Washington cash flow shifts left

Steve Henn | Aug 21, 2007
For the first time in 18 years, Democratic candidates are out-fundraising their GOP counterparts. That means people with a lot of money are betting the Dems will hold onto power, Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Washington

Return of the DVD wars

Jill Barshay | Aug 21, 2007
Don't buy that new DVD player yet. Just when you thought Sony had won the hi-def home movie war and established Blu-ray as the dominant format, two major movie studios yesterday helped HD-DVD strike back. Jill Barshay has more.
Posted In: Entertainment, Science

Lenders look for ways to raise cash

Stacey Vanek Smith | Aug 20, 2007
Three large mortgage lenders -- Luminent, Thornburg and Countrywide -- reported steps they are taking in their attempts to recover from the liquidity crisis. Stacey Vanek-Smith has the details.

So where do things go from here?

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 20, 2007
Now that the Federal Reserve has stepped in to calm credit-crunch fears, we figured it was time to assess where the markets and the economy might be headed. Kai Ryssdal talked with Jeffrey Saut, chief investment strategist at Raymond James.

Is your money-market playing it safe?

Amy Scott | Aug 20, 2007
Money market funds are supposed to be some of the safest investments. They pay better interest than a typical savings account without much more risk. But Amy Scott reports some money markets have been investing in some dangerous debt.
Posted In: Investing

Answers or hot air on global warming?

Sam Eaton | Aug 20, 2007
Debate in Congress over government regulations on carbon dioxide emissions is starting to heat up. Sam Eaton reports on the differing views on a carbon tax and "cap and trade."
Posted In: Washington

Picasso under glass

| Aug 20, 2007
Ordinarily, if you want to see a fine work of art, you'd have to go to the nearest museum. Commentator Sandra Tsing Loh found an alternative. But now she's caught up in the age-old struggle with buyer's remorse.
Posted In: Investing

Hospitals' mistakes could cost them

Helen Palmer | Aug 20, 2007
Medicare is set to publish new rules this week that will pay providers more for treating sicker patients, but less if hospitals make mistakes that make patients sicker. Helen Palmer reports that other insurers will surely follow suit.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Inc.'s a bit more at ease with ink

| Aug 20, 2007
Every summer about this time, after a couple of months of short sleeves and tank tops, you get a good idea of the increasing number of people sporting tattoos. And, as Pat Loeb found out, body art is becoming more acceptable from college campuses to the boardroom.
Posted In: Jobs

When hedge funds die...

Scott Jagow | Aug 20, 2007
Back in July a hedge fund called Sowood Capital collapsed in a week's time, and took $1.6 billion of investors' money down with it. The Boston Globe's Chris Rowland tells us how that's possible.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street