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Greenspan begins 'Turbulence' tour

Sep 17, 2007
Alan Greenspan is on tour in support of his memoir, "The Age of Turbulence," in which he describes how he managed market crises over 18 years. But some economists think he may have encouraged the tumultuous ride. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Books, Economy
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We were hoping he'd say something . . .

Sep 11, 2007
Fed chief Ben Bernanke spoke to the Bundesbank in Berlin today. We were all ready for a statement, but he uttered not a word about the little financial crisis we're having.
Posted In: Wall Street, Washington
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Syria filters its Iraqi immigration

Sep 10, 2007
The flow of immigrants from Iraq has put a lot of pressure on Syria's economy. And starting today, the country implements a new rule that only allows Iraqi businessmen and academics to enter. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Immigration
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Bush needs help from GOP friends

Sep 7, 2007
Next week, lawmakers will be voting on a wide array of budget bills. Odds are President Bush will veto anything he thinks spends too much or that hints of a tax increase. But to succeed, says commentator Jeff Birnbaum, he'll need a little help from his friends.
Posted In: Taxes, Washington
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Congress not toying around on imports

Sep 7, 2007
Lawmakers will hold hearings later this month into why so many tainted Chinese imports have been showing up on store shelves. Mattel CEO Bob Eckert and a government agency will be on the hot seat. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Retail, Washington
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Finding big meaning in small trends

Sep 6, 2007
In 1996, pollster Mark Penn highlighted what he thought was an important Democratic constituency: soccer moms. Now, he's got a new book out. He tells Kai Ryssdal of a new trend -- young people minding their knitting.
Posted In: Books
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Thanks Australia, here's an arms deal

Sep 5, 2007
President Bush and Australia's prime minister took a break from the APEC summit today to reconfirm their position on Iraq. And perhaps not by coincidence, Bush is expected to announce a big defense deal with Australia. Alisa Roth reports.
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Keeping to a frugal U.S. spending diet

Aug 29, 2007
Latest projections put the U.S. federal deficit at less than $160 billion -- the smallest deficit since before the September 11 terrorist attacks. Commentator David Frum says the government need to keep it that way.
Posted In: Washington
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Quake fund break a boon for insurers?

Aug 28, 2007
A new plan could give insurance companies a billion-dollar break on payments to the California Earthquake Authority. Amy Bach of United Policyholders talks about what it means for the industry as a whole.
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Bush backers begin surge of their own

Aug 22, 2007
President Bush's speech today to the VFW is the opening volley in a White House campaign to build support for keeping troops in Iraq. And, as Steve Henn reports, the president will have some well-financed allies backing him up.
Posted In: Washington

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