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Penn. truckers feel loaded with taxes

Apr 1, 2008
Truck drivers upset over the cost of diesel fuel taxes in Pennsylvania are gathering in Harrisburg to voice their dissent. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports there could be more protests in the pipeline.
Posted In: Jobs, Travel

Consumers need protection from Fed fix

Apr 1, 2008
Ordinary Americans could benefit from the proposal to control mortgage regulators, but probably not for some time. Jeremy Hobson looks at what the Fed's plan could do for Main Street America.
Posted In: Economy

Railroads say they're staying on track

Mar 31, 2008
The amount of cargo being shipped by train has dropped as the U.S. economy has slowed and imports have declined. But the freight-train business still hasn't gone off the rails. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Economy

Farmers negotiate trickier balancing act

Mar 31, 2008
An Agriculture Department report says farmers are planning to plant more soybeans than last year. As they're getting ready for the planting season, those farmers are trying to navigate some complicated finances. Adriene Hill reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Paulson's speech won't do much

Mar 31, 2008
Commentator Robert Reich says Secretary Paulson made a good sales pitch, but he's short on substance.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

There's the plan, then the execution

Mar 31, 2008
Treasury Secy. Paulson admits that, this being a presidential election year, nothing much is going to happen with his announced regulation plan anytime soon. Kai Ryssal talks about it with Joe Grundfest, who used to sit on the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

What the Treasury secretary said . . .

Mar 31, 2008
Treasury Secy. Henry Paulson Jr. uses the word stability 21 times as he announces the administration's proposal for new financial market rules and regulations. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

. . . and what he didn't say

Mar 31, 2008
There are many things the Treasury secretary's plan won't do -- like rein in the loosely regulated hedge fund industry, or crack down on things like mortgage-backed securities or credit-default swaps. Amy Scott reports on what Henry Paulson didn't say.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

No longer doing eBay's bidding

Mar 31, 2008
Meg Whitman is leaving her post today as CEO of eBay to take on a new role as national co-chairwoman of McCain's presidential campaign. Doug Krizner talks to tech analyst Rob Enderle about the issues the company is facing.
Posted In: Jobs

Buybacks to regulate mortgages

Mar 31, 2008
Congress is considering a proposal to re-instate a homeowners' loan institution that hasn't existed since the 1930's. Lawmakers want it to profit by buying back troubled mortgages. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Housing

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