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Buffett gets into bond insurance

Jan 28, 2008
While Wall Street is being asked to chip in billions to help bond insurers keep their credit rating, Warren Buffett is jumping fresh into the game. Fortune's Allan Sloan looks into Buffett's latest move with Scott Jagow.

Rate cuts bring a chance at relief

Jan 25, 2008
This week, the Fed cut rates by the largest amount in 25 years, but will it do anything to ease the housing crisis? Tess asks Nick Retsinas.
Posted In: Housing

It's not a stimulus, it's deficit spending

Jan 25, 2008
The proposal for the $150 billion stimulus package has Washington basking in bipartisanship. But commentator Andrew Samwick says the pricetag for all that collegiality might be too high.
Posted In: Economy

Workers may be sticking to unions again

Jan 25, 2008
A new report says union membership in the United States is up very slightly. Nobody's calling it a trend just yet, but Marketplace's Steve Tripoli found some interesting things in the numbers.
Posted In: Jobs

Harley-Davidson profits hit lower gear

Jan 25, 2008
America's largest motorcycle company learned an object lesson in the trickle-down effects of a slowing economy. Its profits downshifted 26 percent in the 4th quarter. Danielle Karson reports.
Posted In: Economy

Are we there yet?

Jan 25, 2008
How should we interpret the market's recent moves? We ask regular folks if the economy is in recession, then Tess asks the experts what it means if we are.
Posted In: Economy

Straight Story: A question of semantics

Jan 25, 2008
Recession, downturn, banana ... whatever you call it, something's going on. Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight on the current economic situation.

Citigroup cutting back on new branches

Jan 25, 2008
News of Citigroup's cutback on new branches came the same day as an announcement of a new political union calling for more bank services in low-income communities. Steve Tripoli has more.
Posted In: Wall Street

Microsoft profits due to recent sales

Jan 25, 2008
Microsoft revenue hit a record this quarter, which analysts are attributing to sales of recently released products such as Vista. Jeremy Hobson the company expects the sales uptick to continue into the fiscal year.
Posted In: Wall Street

Florida weighs a cut in property taxes

Jan 25, 2008
On Tuesday, Floridians will vote on an amendment that will cut their property taxes, intended to relieve some of the pressure from the housing market. Dan Grech examines views for and against the measure.
Posted In: Housing, Taxes

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