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A new year, a more aggressive Fed

Jan 10, 2008
In the new year, what will the Fed do to combat a looming threat of inflation? Economics correspondent Chris Farrell told Scott Jagow he predicts the Fed will be much more aggressive than the market thinks.
Posted In: Economy

Unions help Obama with Hispanic vote

Jan 9, 2008
Barack Obama may have come in second in New Hampshire's Democratic primary, but he received labor union endorsements this week that could strengthen his standing with Hispanic voters in other states. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Entrepreneurs unite!

Jan 9, 2008
Marketplace's Steve Tripoli has noticed an international trend -- entrepreneurs in developing economies calling for the rule of law to protect their business interests. He explains to Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Taxpayer advocate: Let's try 'I'm sorry'

Jan 9, 2008
The IRS's National Taxpayer Advocate is telling Congress that the tax service should be required to apologize when it's wrong and to offer a little something to compensate taxpayers for their troubles. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Taxes

Report: Wal-Mart same as competitors

Jan 9, 2008
Wal-Mart is often criticized as the destroyer of local economies when it moves to town. But a report by the Minneapolis Fed says Wal-Mart is "no different than any other new business." Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Retail

Huckabee tax plan would be a disaster

Jan 8, 2008
A nationwide poll has former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in first place among Republican primary voters. Commentator Len Burman says that makes you wonder how many people have heard about his tax plan.
Posted In: Taxes

'Prime' homeowners may get help too

Jan 8, 2008
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said today the Bush administration may expand a program currently aimed at subprime borrowers to assist those with conventional, or "prime," mortgages. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

What, exactly, is the middle class?

Jan 7, 2008
In recent weeks, presidential candidates have shifted their emphasis toward traditional middle-class issues such as health care and the economy. Kai Ryssdal talks with Jim Kessler, founder of the think tank Third Way, about who makes up the middle class today.
Posted In: Economy

Lenders get tougher with businesses

Jan 7, 2008
Many companies took out big loans before the economic downturn and are running into trouble on their payments. Now, as they're crawling back to their lenders asking for help, the lenders are playing tough. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Economy

Learning from 2007's financial trends

Jan 7, 2008
Growth stocks did better than value stocks, big companies outperformed smaller ones and foreign stocks pummeled U.S. stocks. How will these trends from last year affect Fortune's Allan Sloan? Scott Jagow finds out.

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