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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

Obama calls for swift stimulus package

Nov 7, 2008
In his first news conference, President-elect Barack Obama called for swift action on the country's financial crisis. Host Scott Jagow asks Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale about Obama's road map for the economy.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Where will Obama draw lobbyist line?

Nov 6, 2008
Bashing lobbyists on the campaign trail invariably got the crowd roaring for Barack Obama. That puts him in a post-election quandary, though. Some of the best resumes he's getting are from lobbyists. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Economy

Rich prepare for Obama's tax plan

Nov 5, 2008
Barack Obama's promise to raise taxes on top income earners has businesses and wealthy individuals rushing to take advantage of tax breaks before new rules take effect. Jeff Tyler has more.
Posted In: Economy

In Europe, it's Obama-mania

Nov 5, 2008
International opinion widely favored Sen. Barack Obama. So now that he's been elected, how is the rest of the world reacting? Kai Ryssdal gets feedback from London Bureau Chief Stephen Beard.
Posted In: Economy

Obama needs to work with Bush team

Nov 5, 2008
Commentator David Frum says there may be a political advantage for President-elect Obama to wait until January to deal with economic issues, but the country can't afford it.
Posted In: Economy

Investors get back to business

Nov 5, 2008
The election is over and many investors are feeling relieved and not surprised by the result, given the polls. Jeremy Hobson went to the New York Stock Exchange to get a sense of what the market was thinking.
Posted In: Wall Street

Prop. 8 win will hurt wedding industry

Nov 5, 2008
Californians are awaiting final vote totals on Proposition 8, which would ban same-sex marriage in the state. Jennifer Collins reports how gay marriages have given an economic boost to the wedding industry.

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