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Congress returns to its daily grind

Sep 8, 2009
Congress comes back to Washington, D.C. this week after summer break, and the local economy is excited to return to business as usual. But health care is threatening to take up a lot of space on the debate floor. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington
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Filling in the gaps of deficit projections

Aug 25, 2009
The 10-year projections of the federal deficit by the Congressional Budget Office and the White House's Office of Management and Budget differ by $2 trillion. Economics and law professor Alan Auerbach explains why they're so far apart.
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Bad news about the shrinking deficit

Aug 25, 2009
The federal government's 2009 projected deficit is expected to drop. But the news isn't all that good. Why? John Dimsdale reports.
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Economy not falling, but not better yet

Aug 12, 2009
Almost two years after the recession started, things are officially not getting worse anymore. But even though the bleeding has stopped, the economy is still in intensive care. Steve Henn reports.
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It's the small banks you have to watch

Aug 11, 2009
The congressional panel monitoring the Troubled Asset Relief Program said today that smaller banks are more likely to be hurt by troubles in the commercial real-estate market. Jeremy Hobson gives us more details from the report.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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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Bernanke predicts economy's comeback

Jul 21, 2009
Testifying today before Congress on Capitol Hill, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said he expects a gradual recovery beginning in 2010, but unemployment will continue to be a problem for a couple more years. Amy Scott reports.

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