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Hedge fund billionaires on the hot seat

Nov 13, 2008
A Congressional committee questioning five prominent hedge fund managers wanted to know what role they might have played in the financial meltdown and whether regulations are needed. Nancy Marshall Genzer has the story.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Senator unveils health-care reform

Nov 12, 2008
Democratic Sen. Max Baucus has outlined a proposal that would not only guarantee, but mandate health-care coverage for all Americans. Is there enough money to do that? Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Health

What's happened to the bailout plan?

Nov 12, 2008
Why hasn't the government's plan to buy up toxic assets worked? Will recapitalizing the banks and providing mortgage relief ease the crisis? Kai Ryssdal puts those questions and more to financial analyst Karen Shaw Petrou.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Paulson calls for bailout change

Nov 12, 2008
The Treasury secretary says the government is backing away from buying toxic assets from banks -- the centerpiece of the rescue plan when Congress approved it. Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Keeping up support for military families

Nov 11, 2008
Michelle Obama says she has no plans to take on big policy issues while in the White House, but she will champion causes such as public service and the sacrifices made by military families. John Dimsdale reports.

Rent my lovely couch for inauguration

Nov 11, 2008
The next presidential inauguration's going to be a big one, and as such hotel rooms will be hard to come by. So some attendees are beating the rush by doing a housing swap on Craigslist. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Why AIG is getting more bailout money

Nov 10, 2008
The government is reworking the AIG bailout package, modifying loans already offered and preparing to spend another $40 billion to buy preferred shares. Kai Ryssdal gets details from Steve Henn.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Businesses prep for new management

Nov 7, 2008
Host Scott Jagow asks to a business owner from each side of the political aisle how they're adapting their companies in anticipation of President-elect Obama's economic plans.

Digging in to the Obama tax plan

Nov 7, 2008
Now that the election is over, it's time to get down to specifics. Host Scott Jagow asks Marketplace's Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale about the details of President-elect Obama's tax plan.
Posted In: Taxes

Financial firms want bailout clarified

Nov 7, 2008
Neel Kashkari of the Treasury is heading to a securities industry gathering to explain the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Some financial players are reluctant to apply because details are unclear. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

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