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Report gets to root of TARP spending

Jul 20, 2009
A report out today will give finer details of how banks are using TARP money. While the cash helped most of the banks avoid a drop in lending, some invested the cash or used it to pay off debts. Amy Scott reports.

Argentina policies blamed for shortages

Jul 17, 2009
Argentina is known as the breadbasket of South America, due to its ideal climate and rich soil. Yet, the nation may soon begin importing beef and wheat for the first time. A severe drought is part of the problem. But farmers say government policies are another. Ian Mount reports.

Inherent bias must be acknowledged

Jul 17, 2009
Supreme Court nominee Sonya Sotomayor insists her "wise Latina" comment does not mean she will be biased on the bench. Commentator Betsey Stevenson says biased decision-making is inevitable, but can be overridden if its existence is acknowledged.

NJ governor battles for re-election

Jul 16, 2009
New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine is facing a tough battle for re-election, thanks in part to his bad financial reputation. But his Republican opponent hasn't offered much of a plan to help where Corzine is viewed as insufficient. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Are inflation worries justified?

Jul 14, 2009
Recessions can often lead to a risk of deflation, when declining consumer demand forces prices down. But lately, analysts have been worrying about the opposite -- inflation. Even hyperinflation. Amy Scott reports.

How do we pay for health care reform?

Jul 13, 2009
The House's health care reform bill was supposed to come out early last week, but members of Congress are still grappling with how to pay for it. But Steve Henn reports the delays are not necessarily a sign of trouble.
Posted In: Health

Banks to California: No more IOUs

Jul 9, 2009
California has issued about $3 billion worth of IOUs this month. But starting tomorrow, many financial institutions, like JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America, say they're going to stop accepting them. Dan Grech reports.

Day in the Work Life: Uncle Sam

Jul 3, 2009
We hear from a man who takes his red, white and blue very seriously.
Posted In: Jobs

Congress, Fed work out marital issues

Jun 26, 2009
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's meeting on Capitol Hill sounded more like a marital spat than a hearing. But for the Congress-Fed relationship to work, communication is key. Steve Henn reports.

Climate change bill empowers farmers

Jun 26, 2009
A new climate change bill up would pay farmers for practices that keep carbon dioxide in the soil. But some green groups fear putting the Agricultural Department in charge of the program could weaken oversight. Sarah Gardner reports.

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