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Figuring out subprime solutions

Feb 22, 2008
Though the White House has proposed rescue plans for halting the mortgage crisis, analysts still predict more trouble ahead. Kai Ryssdal talks to Sharon Price at the National Housing Conference about what else the government can do.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Ask the taxman

Feb 22, 2008
You've got questions about the stimulus package, the IRS has answers and we get you connected. Tess has Frank Keith of the IRS answer your refund questions.
Posted In: Taxes

Straight Story: Inflation

Feb 22, 2008
Inflation talk may have been pushed to the back burner, but that won't distract our economics editor Chris Farrell. Chris sets the story straight on inflation and protecting yourself.

Resetting loan rates hit public projects

Feb 22, 2008
Homeowners aren't the only ones who will end up paying more for resetting loan rates. Cities, schools, even museums will also see a critical spike. Jill Barshay reports on the struggle with auction rate bonds.
Posted In: Wall Street

eBay policy change inspires boycott

Feb 22, 2008
A critical change in eBay policy has upset longtime users enough to stage a week-long boycott of the auction site. Lisa Napoli reports buyers and sellers upset that they can no longer rate each other might take business elsewhere.
Posted In: Retail

Splitting mortgage loans to spread risk

Feb 22, 2008
A government regulator of mortgage lenders is putting together a refinancing option to help avoid foreclosures. John Dimsdale reports how the government hopes it will help and how the plan might benefit homeowners.
Posted In: Housing

CEO keeps growing new ventures

Feb 21, 2008
Some of the Internet economy's leading-edge companies were born at high-tech incubator Idealab. And then came the dot-com bust. Idealab survived but it's taken a new direction. Kai Ryssdal talks with CEO Bill Gross in Conversations From the Corner Office.

Crisis can lead to affordable housing

Feb 21, 2008
The threat of foreclosure has hit millions of Americans. But commentator Angela Glover Blackwell says the housing bust may finally put affordable homes within reach, allowing communities to rebuild.
Posted In: Housing

The death of the auction-rate market?

Feb 21, 2008
Bond issuers and banks are joining with big-time investors in getting out of the auction-rate securities market which, among other things, has helped state and local governments fund public works projects. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy, Taxes, Wall Street

Turning space into Virgin territory

Feb 21, 2008
Sir Richard Branson's space carrier, Virgin Galactic, is scheduled to launch in two years. But Branson is already planning to add five more spaceships to his fleet. Alisa Roth has more on this frontier.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Science, Travel

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