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More and more banks want in on bailout

Nov 3, 2008
If the bailout made some banks uneasy at first, they got over it. Thousands of banks are lining up for the funds now. Steve Henn reports the idea of using the money to buy other banks is a motivator.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Late stock swings and some credit melt

Oct 31, 2008
While there's been good news in the credit market, stocks are another story and that story is late-day volatility. To talk about both, Kai Ryssdal calls on Diana Henriques of the New York Times and trader Andy Brooks.
Posted In: Economy

There's such a thing as a smart deficit

Oct 31, 2008
Whoever is elected president will not have an enviable job. The economy is in crisis and the defict is sky high. But commentator Thomas Frank says deficits can be good depending on how the money is spent.
Posted In: Economy

Lend, don't spend bailout, Frank insists

Oct 31, 2008
Rep. Barney Frank insists banks that receive any of the $700 billion in bailout money use it for lending, not for bonuses or to take over other banks. Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale looks into the rules.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Fed's new role must not be permanent

Oct 29, 2008
An important point to keep in mind, says commentator David Frum, is that the government's new role in banking, insurance and other industries is for emergency purposes. Ultimately, that role needs to go away.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Will latest rate cut help the economy?

Oct 29, 2008
The Federal Reserve cut the interest rate to 1% in an effort to encourage lending and stimulate the economy. Will it work? What about inflation? Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Letters: AIG, G1 phones and more

Oct 28, 2008
The Marketplace mailbox gave us a lot to think about this week. Kai Ryssdal picked comments on his interview with Rep. Henry Waxman and on Robert Reich's column on the idea of "too big to fail."
Posted In: Economy, Internet, Science, Wall Street

Outsiders pay most to House campaigns

Oct 27, 2008
The presidential race isn't the only election next week. More than 400 members of the House are running, and most incumbents will likely cruise to easy victories. One reason is an overwhelming cash advantage. Steve Henn reports.

EPA's controversial power plant rules

Oct 27, 2008
The EPA is changing the way it measures pollution from power plants and making it easier for older facilities to upgrade without installing new emission control equipment. Sarah Gardner has the story.
Posted In: Economy, Science

Checking in on the bailout package

Oct 27, 2008
Three weeks after the $700 billion bailout package seems a good time to find out how it's going. To chat about the bailout and who's lining up to get their share, Kai Ryssdal called economist Doug Elmendorf at the Brookings Institution.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

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