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'Prime' homeowners may get help too

John Dimsdale | Jan 8, 2008
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said today the Bush administration may expand a program currently aimed at subprime borrowers to assist those with conventional, or "prime," mortgages. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

LEED certification in a transitional moment

Jim Nicolow | Jan 8, 2008
I totally agree with Daniel Brook's premise that you can game the LEED Rating System to come up with a LEED Certified project that is decidedly NOT...
Posted In: green building, LEED

No ceremony for supporting actors

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jan 8, 2008
The Golden Globes are the latest casualty in the TV and movie writers' strike. The actors have refused to show up, and NBC will be airing a conference announcing the winners. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports the costs at stake.
Posted In: Entertainment, Jobs

Cures for a shortage of African doctors

Sarah Gardner | Jan 8, 2008
The World Health Organization is meeting in Ethiopia to work towards ending a critical shortage of health care workers in 57 countries. One possible solution: train those living with HIV to help HIV patients. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Health, Jobs

New Hampshire's other candidates

Jane Lindholm | Jan 8, 2008
The $1,000 entry fee for presidential candidates in New Hampshire allows more people to run, and more unique platforms to be heard. Jane Lindholm looks into what some of the smaller candidates have to say.

More interest in Asian bond markets

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jan 8, 2008
With bond markets lagging in Europe and the U.S., institutional investors are looking towards Asia. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports how the current credit crunch has helped the Asian bond market grow.
Posted In: Wall Street

Poor in Argentina pay homage to saint

| Jan 8, 2008
In times of economic hardship, more Argentinians are worshipping Gauchito Gil, the local saint of the poor. Rachel Hopkin explores the legend of the former soldier who robbed from the rich to give to the poor.
Posted In: Economy

British financial firms hit longtime low

| Jan 8, 2008
Business for banks, brokerage and insurance companies has slid to its lowest rate in more than 16 years. But Megan Williams reports the overall British economy is still strong.

It's the economy again, stupid

John Dimsdale | Jan 8, 2008
An old election adage about the economy might be making a comeback in the current campaign. John Dimsdale gets the word from voters in New Hampshire about the economic platform they're hoping to support.
Posted In: Economy

How Safe Are Money Market Funds?

Chris Farrell | Jan 8, 2008
Question: In the past few years of following the financial news and your program, I've come to see the Money Market fund as a stable place for...
Posted In: banking, Investing