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Credit crunch hitting more businesses

Mar 28, 2008
Companies that haven't traditionally done much in debt markets are now finding themselves caught up in the liquidity squeeze. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on how the credit crunch might catch some companies unaware.
Posted In: Economy

Week on Wall Street

Mar 28, 2008
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

Penny, the new 'Mac' on the block

Mar 28, 2008
A new private sector effort to fix the housing crisis appeared this week as former Countrywide execs announced PennyMac. Ashley Milne-Tyte explains the plan.
Posted In: Housing

A broker takes up ARMS with us

Mar 28, 2008
Yesterday, we aired a story about adjustable rate mortgages as part of our Housing Madness series. Retired real estate broker Ann Hymes wrote in to let us know that ARMS aren't the problem here. She talks to Scott Jagow.
Posted In: Housing

Fed hopes auction will get things moving

Mar 27, 2008
The Fed has pumped another $75 billion into the frozen credit markets with the first auction of loans to investment banks that it promised as part of the bailout of Bear Stearns. Will the effort restore confidence to the credit markets? Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

More African-Americans in IT sought

Mar 27, 2008
A forum in North Carolina is focusing on getting more African-Americans into the IT industry. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports some IT professionals worry about the reputation the profession has among new graduates.
Posted In: Jobs

Homeowners still up in ARMS

Mar 27, 2008
Despite the devastating subprime crisis, the number of new adjustable rate mortgages is on the rise. In the second part of our "Housing Madness" series, Bob Moon takes a look into the lure of these loans and why they're not a good deal.
Posted In: Housing

Not so much help wanted these days

Mar 27, 2008
The Help Wanted Index comes out today, and analysts are seeing a dramatic drop across the board over the last three to six months. Stacey Vanek-Smith also reports that a recovery will likely be slow.
Posted In: Jobs

Deconstructing Henry

Mar 26, 2008
Treasury Secy. Henry Paulson spoke on financial policy today. Frankly, the speech was a bit dull. So we asked some experts to take it apart and tell us what was significant. Kai Ryssdal has more.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Motorola makes the call to split

Mar 26, 2008
Motorola announced it will be spinning off its ailing mobile phone handset business, a move the company hopes will allow for more flexibility. Amy Scott reports they're also hoping to silence frustrated investors.
Posted In: Wall Street

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