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Obama can't help Clinton's debt

Dan Grech | Aug 8, 2008
Barack Obama is trying to get his supporters to help Hillary Clinton get out of campaign debt. But even Obama's backing isn't getting her much. Steve Henn reports why Clinton is a tough sell to almost any buyer.

How likely is a Fannie/Freddie bailout?

Steve Henn | Aug 8, 2008
With losses continuing to mount at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the big question is whether we're headed toward a government bailout. Steve Henn reports it's looking likely the government will come to the rescue.
Posted In: Investing

Rent--Or Buy?

Chris Farrell | Aug 8, 2008
Question: My husband is 52 and I am 51. He works and I retired in 07 taking my pension in a lump sum which I now take small amount from each month...
Posted In: Housing, Retirement

Prosecutors investigate 'ice fixing'

Amy Scott | Aug 7, 2008
Wholesale ice is a nearly $2 billion market in the U.S. and it's controlled by just three companies. Now federal prosecutors think they may be working together to control prices. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Crime

Scrap metal scavenging on campus

| Aug 7, 2008
Harvard regularly puts out free office furniture so students can comb through and find whatever they need. But lately, organizers are seeing a different group of people taking advantage of the offer. Hammad Ahmed reports.

Mass. passing the hat for student loans

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 7, 2008
Governor Deval Patrick is asking major universities and the state pension fund to pitch in to save the state's college loan program. Host Kai Ryssdal asks Boston Globe reporter Casey Ross what the reaction has been.
Posted In: Education

Time to take control of markets

| Aug 7, 2008
John McCain has a new ad out that tries to distance him from big industries. Commentator and economist James Galbraith says he's been seeing a lot of this kind of repositioning among conservatives lately.

Athletes cash in with Olympic gold

| Aug 7, 2008
The Olympic Games officially get going tomorrow. Host Kai Ryssdal talks with Diana Nyad about the financial ramifications success at the games could have for some U.S. athletes, both known and unknown.
Posted In: Sports

Site lets you peek at a startup's future

Rico Gagliano | Aug 7, 2008
A new site called YouNoodle launched an application to help you calculate the potential success of web startups. Rico Gagliano takes the service for a test drive.
Posted In: Internet

EPA rejects ethanol waver for Texas

Janet Babin | Aug 7, 2008
The Environmental Protection Agency denied Texas's request for a reduction in a federal ethanol mandate. Who gains and who loses from the decision? Janet Babin reports.