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Fed will likely avoid 'moral hazard'

Aug 13, 2007
Should the Federal Reserve pump money into the system to help out institutional players who took big risks when times were good and money was cheap? Commentator Krishna Guha says that's looking at it the wrong way.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street, Washington
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Need a raise? Keep performance high

Aug 13, 2007
Many of us are feeling some kind of financial pinch at the moment, what with high energy prices, rising school fees, health insurance costs... But don't count on the boss to help you out much. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs
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Cash makes people feel better

Aug 13, 2007
Central banks around the world stuffed unprecedented wads of cash into their banking systems to stop last week's global market freefall. It's worked for now, but some in the industry are waiting for more bad news. Stephen Beard explains.
Posted In: Canada, Economy, Wall Street
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Let's just call them garbage mortgages

Aug 13, 2007
Allan Sloan says subprime is too nice a word for the high-risk mortgages that were bundled then sliced and diced and served up to investors. He says maybe they'd have thought twice before buying into garbage mortgages... or maybe not.
Posted In: Housing, Investing, Wall Street
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Fingers crossed for a rate cut?

Aug 13, 2007
The Fed will be looking at two key inflation measures this week: Tomorrow we'll get a read on July wholesale prices and Wednesday the Labor Department reports on consumer prices. But officials may have something else on their minds. Amy Scott has more.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street
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Now that's cradle-to-grave marketing

Aug 13, 2007
It's the latest trend in fundraising, er make that "friend raising." A growing number of colleges and universities now offer their most devoted alumni a chance to spend the afterlife back on campus. Jeremy Hobson has the story.
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No private-equity blues for Blackstone

Aug 13, 2007
Despite private-equity firms struggling with the credit market clamp down, Blackstone Group still posted a healthy profit last quarter. But Amy Scott reports the company may have more challenges ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street
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Your word for the day: Liquidity

Aug 10, 2007
With markets around the world still rocking from the subprime lending debacle, central banks pumped a third of a trillion dollars into the global banking system to increase liquidity. Bob Moon helps us define what that means.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Wall Street
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A new class in corporate sponsorship

Aug 10, 2007
College administrators always say tuition alone doesn't cover their costs. So they have to raise money elsewhere. Some are turning to new and controversial sources. Stacey Vanek Smith has a lesson in education economics.
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How did we get here?

Aug 10, 2007
With markets and investors in something of a state of panic, we turn to industry insiders King Penniman and Bill O'Grady to explain what's happening and who's ultimately responsible for this mess.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Wall Street

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