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So where do things go from here?

Aug 20, 2007
Now that the Federal Reserve has stepped in to calm credit-crunch fears, we figured it was time to assess where the markets and the economy might be headed. Kai Ryssdal talked with Jeffrey Saut, chief investment strategist at Raymond James.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Wall Street

Where the market dive began

Aug 17, 2007
The stock market took another dive this week as fears of an imploding credit market continued to spread. At issue are expectations that the current credit crunch might get worse. Host Tess Vigeland goes back to the beginning of it all with economist Mark Zandi.
Posted In: Economy

Fed's action gives markets some relief

Aug 17, 2007
The Fed today cut the discount rate -- what banks pay to borrow from the Fed -- by half a percentage point. Banks use it only when they're in a bind. Like the one they've been in the past couple of weeks. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Investing, Wall Street

Dogs take couture to the catwalk

Aug 17, 2007
Pet Fashion Week kicks off tomorrow in New York, featuring high-end products for dogs. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports that fancy Fido doodads are capturing an ever-larger slice of the $40-billion-a-year pet-products market.
Posted In: Retail

The Fed prescribes... relaxed credit

Aug 17, 2007
The Federal Reserve has given the credit markets a big dose of a medicine. In a surprise move, it cut the discount lending rate by half a point. It's meant to relax the credit squeeze and that's giving the markets a healthy boost.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Higher cap for Fannie and Freddie?

Aug 17, 2007
Mortgage lenders are having trouble getting their hands on lots of cash right now, which has put a crimp in the business of making loans. So at least one lawmaker wants to raise the portfolio cap for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Jill Barshay explains.
Posted In: Economy

And they say PCs are good with numbers

Aug 17, 2007
Computer maker Dell has to restate its finances from the last four years after the company was caught fudging with the numbers to hit performance goals. Ashley Milne-Tyte has more.
Posted In: Retail

The official line: You're on your own

Aug 16, 2007
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and the head of the Federal Reserve bank in St. Louis had basically the same message today -- despite the market unease, there's no plan for government intervention. Bob Moon has more.
Posted In: Housing, Investing, Wall Street, Washington

Do workers lose in private buyouts?

Aug 16, 2007
The explosion of recent corporate takeovers by private investors has attracted the attention of labor unions. Yesterday, one union leader launched an effort to rein in private equity's growing influence. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Jobs

World markets continue to sink

Aug 16, 2007
Doing the numbers is starting to get downright gloomy. Markets in Asia and Europe are dropping by 2 and 3 percent after yesterday's Wall Street plunge on continuing subprime concerns. This time mortgage lender Countrywide was the biggest troublemaker.
Posted In: Canada, Economy, Wall Street

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