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House debates foreclosure rescue

May 5, 2008
The House is expected to consider a $300 billion housing rescue package this week. The bill would allow the Federal Housing Administration to insure new, cheaper mortgages for homeowners facing foreclosure. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Housing

Backstage with the Mars-Wrigley deal

May 5, 2008
Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan talks about why the Mars-Wrigley deal went through in this tight economic climate. He says Warren Buffett's blessing helped, and that gum is simply a good business.

Don't be fuelish

May 2, 2008
Want to save money on gas? Philip Reed shows Tess how "miracle" gadgets fare against easing off the gas pedal a bit.

Educating Rico: Graduation day

May 2, 2008
It's the end of an era as Rico Gagliano's on-air education draws to a close. Tess and Rico look back at lessons learned in this final episode of "Educating Rico."

Week on Wall Street

May 2, 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

Fed, ECB ask 'Any banks want money?'

May 2, 2008
The Federal Reserve has joined with the European Central Bank to pump billions more dollars into the banking system, trying to persuade financial institutions there's money to be had. Bob Moon explains.
Posted In: Economy

25 states face budget shortfalls

May 2, 2008
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities reports today that the potential budget shortfalls in 25 states total about $40 billion. With tax revenues down and expenses up, some hard-hit states have enacted hiring freezes. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Economy

Hamptons a bargain for foreigners

May 2, 2008
It can cost up to $200,000 a month to rent a decent summer place in the Hamptons on Long Island. With the American economy in a slump, those rentals might go empty this year, but for the foreign exchange rate. Ashly Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Economy

Fed works on credit card rules

May 2, 2008
After years of consumer complaints about unfair credit card fees and interest charges, regulators are cracking down. Today, the Federal Reserve Board is expected to endorse restrictions on banks that issue credit cards. John Dimsdale has more.

Saudis stall in shift to women drivers

May 1, 2008
In Saudi Arabia, strict religious laws forbid women from driving. There's talk of changing that rule in the next couple of years. But in the meantime, it's keeping women out of the workforce. Kelly McEvers reports.
Posted In: Jobs

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