Economy - Most Commented

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What do we get out of the bailout?

Sep 8, 2008
The government's mega-rescue plan for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac boosted stock markets around the world. But what's in it for the American consumer? Will it loosen up the housing market? Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Wall Street

Bailout: Why, why now and what next?

Sep 8, 2008
The takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could cost taxpayers $200 billion, but could also help the housing and credit crunch. Host Bob Moon turns to Thomas Stanton of Johns Hopkins University to sort this all out.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Investing, Wall Street

Actuaries lay out Social Security fix

Sep 5, 2008
The Social Security System is in good shape today, but in seven years, retired boomers will outnumber workers and drain the reserves. Danielle Karson reports on solutions proposed by the American Academy of Actuaries.
Posted In: Jobs, Retirement, Taxes

Disability claimants wait ... and wait

Sep 4, 2008
About 7 million Americans collect disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. Another 2.5 million people apply each year, leaving hundreds of thousands stuck in a backlog for approval. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Health

FCC to collect less info on phone service

Sep 4, 2008
On Friday, federal regulators are expected to dial back on the amount of information collected when consumers make complaints about bad phone service. Steve Henn asks what consumer advocates think of that.

GOP needs to get real on immigration

Sep 3, 2008
While the GOP convention is on, we've asked some Republican thinkers to tell us where they think the party can do better. Commentator David Frum says it ought to start with immigration.
Posted In: Immigration

California bill fights sprawl and traffic

Sep 3, 2008
California's anti-sprawl bill encourages development near businesses and workplaces to cut down on driving and reduce emissions. Rachel Dornhelm explains how the policy will work.
Posted In: Taxes

Convention roles of corporate reps

Sep 3, 2008
Corporate representatives who attend the convention come in two flavors, says commentator Robert Reich. He also discovered that sometimes reps from the same company play contradictory roles.

McCain must focus on the payroll tax

Sep 2, 2008
Commentator Reihan Salam says some Republicans have lost touch with the economic anxiety of average Americans. He offers a suggestion for self-improvement.
Posted In: Taxes

GOP picks 'exceptionally average' state

Aug 29, 2008
Republicans have chosen a backdrop for their convention -- Minnesota -- that reflects some of the same economic problems the country, and the new president, are going to have to deal with. Annie Baxter reports.

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