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Interview transcript: Matthew Blank

| Jul 16, 2008
Posted In: Entertainment

Leadership PACs key to political funding

Steve Henn | Jul 16, 2008
Most political candidates now fund their campaigns through what are called "leadership political action committees." In the first part of a special series, Steve Henn explains how those PACs work in the presidential election.

We need to build new safety nets

| Jul 16, 2008
Commentator Robert Reich says "The Great Moderation" of the last two decades led Americans to think we didn't need much by way of social insurance. But now, he says, a radical economic swing is back and we should react to it.

Nigeria a valued but risky oil source

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 16, 2008
In his continuing series of interviews on oil prices, host Kai Ryssdal talks with Fareed Mohamedi of PFC Energy about how Nigeria's production of about 2 million barrels of crude a day affects what we pay at the gas pump.
Posted In: Oil

Dems' new ally in Congress: GOP

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Jul 16, 2008
Republican lawmakers have helped override a presidential veto on Medicare, and they've called for more time to consider the Treasury Department's plan to help Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports on the GOP rebelliousness.

Wall Street not big on short-selling rule

Alisa Roth | Jul 16, 2008
The SEC decision to crack down on an especially risky variety of short-selling -- naked shorting -- has prompted a big debate on Wall Street about how much shorting, naked or otherwise, ought to be allowed. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Fed dilemma: Raise or lower rates?

Jeff Tyler | Jul 16, 2008
Today's report that inflation at the consumer level shot up more than 1% last month, due mostly to skyrocketing energy prices, puts the Federal Reserve in a tough spot. Jeff Tyler explains.
Posted In: Economy

Inflation? Deflation?

Chris Farrell | Jul 16, 2008
The headlines are scary. U.S consumer prices soar. Consumer prices rise at an accelerated rate....

Old Retirement Savings Plan

Chris Farrell | Jul 16, 2008
Question: I recently changed jobs and am wondering if I should move funds from my old 401k over to my new one. For your information my previous...
Posted In: retirement savings

Prices surge up in June

Steve Henn | Jul 16, 2008
The Consumer Price Index jumped up 1.1 percent in June, the biggest one month increase in 26 years. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Economy