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Mandatory health care won't curb costs

| Sep 18, 2007
Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton laid out her plan for health care yesterday, which includes mandatory health insurance. But commentator Jamie Court says demanding more cost-effective coverage would be a better solution.

Wanted: Pentagon bookkeepers

Steve Henn | Sep 18, 2007
With this week's defense authorization bill in the Senate comes the possibility of another half a trillion dollars for non-war Pentagon spending. But Steve Henn reports they're already having trouble keeping track of the books.

An age of financial fragility

| Sep 18, 2007
From the Fed meeting rate cuts to August's wholesale prices report, there's a lot for the markets to digest today. Doug Krizner talked to ING Group chief economist Mark Cliffe in London about these numbers and the subprime effect in Europe.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

Urinals flush with sports history

Scott Jagow | Sep 18, 2007
An auctioneer in St. Louis is auctioning off various odds and ends from the old Tiger Stadium in Detroit. Scott Jagow spoke to CEO Bruce Schneider about what some sports fans will pay to own a piece of an old stadium bathroom.
Posted In: Sports

Preemptive food safety regulations

Jeremy Hobson | Sep 18, 2007
The Grocery Manufacturers Association is calling for more government regulation of food imports. But critics say the trade group is imposing minor restrictions as a way to avoid potentially tougher ones in the future. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Health

Earnings reveal subprime numbers

Amy Scott | Sep 18, 2007
Lehman Brothers reported third-quarter earnings today, making it the first investment bank to turn in its numbers since the subprime crisis began. The other big banks report later this week, and Amy Scott reports investors are fearing the worst.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Feeling a little solar powerless

| Sep 17, 2007
Commentator Sandra Tsing Loh says she has had enough of fossil fuels and is ready to go solar. Anybody want to join her? . . . Anybody?

Farmers question roots of safety rules

| Sep 17, 2007
In the year since the E. coli outbreak was traced to Salinas Valley spinach, California's salad industry has lost tens of millions of dollars. Processors have come up with new ways to protect the food supply. But some say they've gone too far. John Ryan reports.
Posted In: Health, Retail

What did he say, exactly?

Kai Ryssdal | Sep 17, 2007
Former Fed chief Alan Greenspan is making the rounds plugging his new memoir and commenting on the economy. But when it comes to getting his views on the threat of recession? You still need to check and re-check.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Size may not matter in Fed rate cut

Jeff Tyler | Sep 17, 2007
Whatever the Federal Reserve annnounces for its expected interest-rate cut tomorrow, the housing meltdown and the credit crunch might have too big of a headstart for it to make much difference. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street