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Money managers more risk-averse

Jill Barshay | Feb 14, 2008
A new survey says professional money managers are the most risk-averse they've been since 2001. Jill Barshay reports on how managers afraid of stock and bond risks are now investing in cash.

Things will get better, unless they don't

| Feb 14, 2008
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told the Senate Banking committee today he expects a year of slow-to-moderate growth. Then he said many unknown factors could stifle that growth. Kai Ryssdal has more.

A warning for bond insurance

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Feb 14, 2008
Amidst the line-up of financial leaders testifying in Congress today over the economy of the markets, New York Governor Elliot Spitzer will talk bond insurance. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports insurers' credit ratings may be in danger.
Posted In: Investing

Home builders cut off political funds

Jeremy Hobson | Feb 14, 2008
Upset with the lack of action towards the housing crisis, the National Association of Home Builders said it would not be contributing money to elections this year. Jeremy Hobson reports on the power of money in politics.
Posted In: Housing

WTO to China: Put the brakes on

Stephen Beard | Feb 14, 2008
Having the second-largest car market in the world, China has also been charging higher tariffs on imports of car parts from abroad. The World Trade Organization has condemned this as protectionist. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Auto

A Home Equity Line of Credit

Chris Farrell | Feb 14, 2008
Question: Hi - I have a $10,000 home equity line of credit (HELOC), which was essentially a 2nd mortgage when I bought my home 4 years ago. The...
Posted In: Housing

Yahoo opens floor to Murdoch

Doug Krizner and Lisa Napoli | Feb 14, 2008
In looking for ways to fend off Microsoft, Yahoo has begun talking to Rupert Murdoch. Doug Krizner talks to Marketplace's Lisa Napoli about whether a Murdoch partnership is feasible, and why Yahoo's founder objects to a Microsoft takeover.
Posted In: Investing, Science

Cocoa made sweet without child labor

Gretchen Wilson | Feb 14, 2008
West Africa supplies much of the cocoa used by the major chocolate companies, and the region is also known for using child labor. Gretchen Wilson reports measures the U.S. and chocolate industry are taking to free child cocoa workers.

Someone wants your foreclosed home

Scott Jagow | Feb 14, 2008
With so many foreclosures across the country, it's only natural that many foreclosure auctions will follow. Scott Jagow talks to Sean O'Toole of about how these auctions work, and who's buying.
Posted In: Housing

Congress: Make the mortgage easier

Stacey Vanek Smith | Feb 14, 2008
Congress is looking at legislation that would change bankruptcy regulations to make it easier for people to hold onto their homes. But Stacey Vanek-Smith reports the government might not help the people in the most trouble.
Posted In: Housing