Economy - Most Commented
Jun 6, 2008
A Senate bill which could end up costing big emitters trillions of dollars is back until at least the next session of Congress. Sam Eaton reports why the bill has attracted so many lobbyists and what their hopes are.
May 30, 2008
Al Gore is hosting a fundraiser for the Democratic party. It'll cost you $28,000 to get into the room. But Steve Henn reports even though Democrats have been doing fine fundraising, the party is almost broke.
May 22, 2008
The House Foreign Affairs Committee is looking into how skyrocketing oil is affecting this country's national security. John Dimsdale reports the U.S. economy depends on unfriendly governments for more oil.
May 20, 2008
While congressional negotiators build a federal budget for 2009, a group of bipartisan budget experts are launching a campaign to wean the government off what they call a debt addiction. John Dimsdale reports.
May 20, 2008
In the last five years, the amount of money invested into commodities has grown 20-fold. Now, Congress will explore what effect that's having on consumers and if lawmakers need to take action. Jeremy Hobson reports.
May 8, 2008
Tax-rebate checks go out Friday as part of the $150 billion economic stimulus effort. And retailers are eager for a cut of your cash. We went looking for some of the more unusual ways people are planning to spend their rebates. Kai Ryssdal reports.
May 8, 2008
The house put on hold a $195 billion bill to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan after some lawmakers questioned the way the money would be spent. Steve Henn reports on reactions to the move.
May 7, 2008
The House is debating a $300 billion home-loan rescue package that would dramatically increase the Federal Housing Administration's role in cleaning up the subprime mess. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports on whether the FHA is up to the job.
May 6, 2008
Fannie Mae, the biggest mortgage underwriter in America, reported a loss of more than $2 billion last quarter. Investors are now bracing for more bad news when its federally-sponsored cousin Freddie Mac reports results later this week. Alisa Roth has the story.
Apr 29, 2008
President Bush was firmly on message today in a Rose Garden press conference: It's a slowdown, not a recession... He'd love to lower gas prices, but Congress is standing in the way. Bob Moon and Kai Ryssdal examine what the president said and didn't say.