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Working 2 jobs, just trying to get by

Sep 24, 2008
For a lot of people dealing with rising prices and joblessness, the craziness on Wall Street seems pretty far away. As part of our "Interested Parties" series, Adriene Hill asks Chicago's working poor what they want of a new president.

Anybody notice that $610 billion bill?

Sep 24, 2008
While most of us are focused on the financial crisis, there is other business afoot in Congress -- such as a $610 billion spending package the House passed today. Steve Henn reports.

Why is $700 billion the magic number?

Sep 24, 2008
For all we know, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson licked his finger, stuck it the air, and said "Right, 700 billion." How was that figure arrived at? Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

T-notes on sale to help fund bailout

Sep 24, 2008
The government isn't raising taxes to fund the $700 billion bailout. What's the alternative? Today, the Treasury will auction off two-year T-notes as a start. Are they a good investment? Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Paulson to Congress: Pass bailout ASAP

Sep 23, 2008
Fed Chair Ben Bernake and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson have begun testifying before the Senate Banking Committee about the $700 billion bailout. Steve Henn reports lawmakers are circulating three versions.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Bernanke, Paulson head to Congress

Sep 23, 2008
Congress is pushing back on provisions in the Bush administration's bailout plan and will question the Fed Chairman and the Treasury Secretary at a hearing today. From Washington, Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Economy

Indian voter: priority is American jobs

Sep 23, 2008
In our series "Interested Parties," we talk to voters about their economic concerns. Nandini Pandya came to the U.S. in 1983 to work as a computer programmer. She's been a citizen more than 10 years.
Posted In: Economy

Economic worries weigh on the young

Sep 22, 2008
As recent college graduates and current students begin to deal with "real world" challenges, they're also getting ready to head to the polls this November. Sean Cole reports on what they want from the next administration.
Posted In: Economy

Bailout would take away lots of change

Sep 22, 2008
Commentator and economist Robert Shapiro says the $700 billion bailout is going to amass so much debt that it won't be possible for the next president to pursue some of the key programs he's promised.
Posted In: Economy

Congress tackles bailout's bottom line

Sep 22, 2008
Proposals for rescuing financial institutions go to Congress this week, but lawmakers worked through the weekend to get a head start. The budget deficit is expected to balloon. Danielle Karson reports.
Posted In: Economy, Taxes, Wall Street

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