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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.

Wall Street's wishes for new leader

Nov 5, 2008
A decisive victory was Wall Street's preference for Tuesday's election. What other key points do investors care about with the upcoming Obama administration? Steve Chiotakis talks to Alisa Roth in New York.
Posted In: Wall Street

Paulson wants wider bailout

Nov 4, 2008
The Treasury wants to extend the bailout beyond banks, because it's a way of injecting capital into the economy quickly. But Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale reports that not everyone likes the idea.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

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