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Higher cap for Fannie and Freddie?

Jill Barshay | Aug 17, 2007
Mortgage lenders are having trouble getting their hands on lots of cash right now, which has put a crimp in the business of making loans. So at least one lawmaker wants to raise the portfolio cap for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Jill Barshay explains.
Posted In: Economy

And they say PCs are good with numbers

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Aug 17, 2007
Computer maker Dell has to restate its finances from the last four years after the company was caught fudging with the numbers to hit performance goals. Ashley Milne-Tyte has more.
Posted In: Retail

The official line: You're on your own

Bob Moon | Aug 16, 2007
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and the head of the Federal Reserve bank in St. Louis had basically the same message today -- despite the market unease, there's no plan for government intervention. Bob Moon has more.

Even a safe bet is harder to find

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 16, 2007
Worries about the usually safe investment in "commercial paper" -- short-term bonds companies float to run their operations -- are trickling through the markets. Moody's chief economist John Lonski explains.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

It doesn't care for strings on U.S. aid

John Dimsdale | Aug 16, 2007
The charitable organization CARE is turning down $45 million in U.S. government aid because, it says, the strings attached to the food aid package are hurting developing countries. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

FDA: Careful with the kid meds

Helen Palmer | Aug 16, 2007
The Food and Drug Administration is warning parents not to give cough or cold medicines to children under 2 unless a doctor says so. The recommendation comes after a campaign by pediatricians who've treated overdoses of cold remedies. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Beach reads: Good, bad capitalism

| Aug 16, 2007
In our continuing series on the best business beach books, economist Marcellus Andrews picked one that really is all business: "Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism."
Posted In: Books

Hip-hop's cash kings

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 16, 2007
You probably won't find Shawn Carter or Curtis Jackson on any list of Who's Who in American Business. But they're on top of the new Forbes magazine list of hip-hop's cash kings. Forbes' Lea Goldman is on the beat.
Posted In: Entertainment

'I am sunlight, not moonlight'

| Aug 16, 2007
Meet a woman who's trying to get Cambodia a piece of the action in the international silk trade. The silk empire she's stitched together is the biggest employer in her province. Rachel Louise Snyder reports.
Posted In: Canada, Jobs

The Politics of the Housing Market

Chris Farrell | Aug 16, 2007
Mike Mandel of Business Week has a good post on the political imoplications of the housing market bust:...

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