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Keeping tabs on the bailout

Dec 11, 2012
Sure, AIG's rescue turned a profit, but what about the rest of the bailouts?
Posted In: AIG, bailout

Fast, cheap, happy health care

Dec 23, 2009
So, I've had this nagging cough the past couple of weeks. After a while, I realized it wasn't going away on its own. I called up my doctor, and...

We need home equity insurance now

Apr 16, 2009
The housing market is struggling to recover even with the Obama administration's $75 billion foreclosure prevention program. Commentator Barry Nalebuff says to get housing back on track we need a federal home equity insurance program.
Posted In: Housing

Use tax cuts to ignite incentives

Feb 2, 2009
The free market is a tough place. Only so many companies can be rescued by bailout funds, and the government's stimulus plan can't save everyone. Commentator Todd Buchholz says instead of trying to prevent failure, we should be looking for ways to ignite incentives, like tax cuts.
Posted In: Taxes

Is there a divine hand in the Dow?

Oct 13, 2008
We've yet to spot a guy walking around with a sign that says "the end is nigh," but the chatter on Armageddon and Rapture Web sites is heating up. Sean Cole decided it was time to check in with a few "end time economists."
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Financial Crisis 101: CDOs explained

Oct 3, 2008
Investment instruments known as collateralized debt obligations are partially to blame for the mortgage crisis. They're complicated and hard to explain, but Rico Gagliano gives it a try with help from Marketplace Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

More government won't solve this crisis

Sep 17, 2008
Commentator David Frum sees the point some are making about the credit crisis -- that what's needed to fix things is the strong hand of government. But he strongly disagrees.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Deflating the oil bubble

Jun 16, 2008
Congress is calling regulators to task for runaway oil prices. Host Kai Ryssdal talks with former commodity regulator Michael Greenberger about ways to keep tabs on speculation.
Posted In: Economy

Frum: Banks are OK, but who cares?

Sep 15, 2010
Banks were saved from the cliff's edge with billions of dollars of TARP money. But commentator David Frum asks, do voters care that things could have been worse without the federal government's bailout?
Posted In: Banks

Free speech, money and elections

Jan 21, 2010
The Supreme Court issued a zinger of a ruling today on campaign finance. The vote allows companies to spend as much as they'd like supporting or...



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