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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

Early voting is good for business

Nov 4, 2008
Scores of voters are lining up across the country to cast ballots, but in some states voters have already had the opportunity to get it out of the way. Janice Baker reports why the move can also be good for stores.

The growing market for political futures

Nov 3, 2008
Forget the Gallup Poll and the shouting heads on MSNBC and Fox. Go to InTrade.com, a so-called "prediction market" with a record of calling races. Kai Ryssdal asks two political experts about gambling on politics.

Credit card crisis on the horizon

Nov 3, 2008
Next up in financial crisis headlines: credit cards. Delinquencies on card payments are on the rise and consumers are cutting back on credit card use. Neither is good for credit card companies. Rachel Dornhelm reports
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

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

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