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Debts mounting on Fed balance sheet

Aug 10, 2009
A Fed committee meets tomorrow to decide whether to change short-term interest rates. But analysts are more concerned about the debts the Fed has been buying -- and it's set to take on more. Steve Henn reports.

U.K. toughens laws on immigration

Aug 6, 2009
It used to be pretty easy to earn U.K. citizenship as long as you managed to stay out of trouble. But now British government is implementing stricter policies on who can enter and live in the country. Christopher Werth reports.
Posted In: Immigration

What will deliver USPS from debt?

Jul 30, 2009
With mail volume down 20 percent and a mountain of debt to sort out, Congress wants to know what the U.S. Post Office plans to do to bring costs down. This could mean the end of Saturday deliveries. John Dimsdale reports.

Should states compete for stimulus?

Jul 29, 2009
Kentucky and Michigan went head-to-head for stimulus money recently offered by the Department of Energy. But while states are used to waging job wars, some say it's different where recovery money is concerned. Jennifer Guerra reports.

Trade, currency top focus in China talks

Jul 27, 2009
Tensions are high as U.S. and Chinese officials converge today in Washington. Talks will focus on trade between the two countries, U.S. consumption of Chinese products and whether China's currency is undervalued. Tamara Keith reports.
Posted In: Washington

Regulators disagree on financial fix

Jul 24, 2009
Fed Chair Ben Bernanke, SEC Chair Sheila Bair and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner are testifying before Congress today on how to fix the financial services industry. And they do not agree. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Alisa Roth.

Regulators don't want to give up power

Jul 24, 2009
The White House wants to give top authority to the Federal Reserve, which would mean other regulators would have to give up high positions. John Dimsdale explores the regulators' contention to relinquishing power.

Obama steps up push for health reform

Jul 23, 2009
At a White House press conference, President Obama asserts that a new health care policy is needed to bring the nation's larger economic problems under control. Marketplace's Tamara Keith reviews the president's talking points with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Health

Much ado about TARP profits

Jul 22, 2009
As banks start paying back TARP funds, taxpayers are getting about 12.4% return on their investment. Now lawmakers are trying to decide whether to spend that money to help the housing market or to pay down the national debt. Steve Henn reports.

Bernanke wants consumer protection

Jul 22, 2009
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke continues his hearing with the Senate Banking Committee. Marketplace's Amy Scott reviews his testimony with Bill Radke, including his suggestion that the Fed's role should expand to include consumer protection.

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