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Self-employed voters look for security

Sep 26, 2008
Being your own boss also means paying all your own bills, including health insurance. As part of our "Interested Parties" series, Ashley Milne-Tyte asks self-employed voters what issues matter to them.

What happens if there's no agreement?

Sep 26, 2008
Democratic Representative John Spratt tells host Stacey Vanek-Smith that the parties in Congress need to come to an agreement on a rescue measure, because, while unpleasant, it's a necessity.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Now there are bailout plans aplenty

Sep 26, 2008
Yesterday's series of moves by Congress members to come up with a bailout plan turned into something of a rollercoaster ride. First there was a deal, then there wasn't, then... Steve Henn sorts it out for us.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

What in the world happened?

Sep 26, 2008
The bailout summit that was supposed to go so well apparently turned into a shouting match. Beleagured Treasury Secretary Paulson begged them not to tell anyone how badly it went, but word's out. Host Scott Jagow gets more from Jeremy Hobson.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Working 2 jobs, just trying to get by

Sep 24, 2008
For a lot of people dealing with rising prices and joblessness, the craziness on Wall Street seems pretty far away. As part of our "Interested Parties" series, Adriene Hill asks Chicago's working poor what they want of a new president.

Anybody notice that $610 billion bill?

Sep 24, 2008
While most of us are focused on the financial crisis, there is other business afoot in Congress -- such as a $610 billion spending package the House passed today. Steve Henn reports.

Why is $700 billion the magic number?

Sep 24, 2008
For all we know, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson licked his finger, stuck it the air, and said "Right, 700 billion." How was that figure arrived at? Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

T-notes on sale to help fund bailout

Sep 24, 2008
The government isn't raising taxes to fund the $700 billion bailout. What's the alternative? Today, the Treasury will auction off two-year T-notes as a start. Are they a good investment? Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Paulson to Congress: Pass bailout ASAP

Sep 23, 2008
Fed Chair Ben Bernake and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson have begun testifying before the Senate Banking Committee about the $700 billion bailout. Steve Henn reports lawmakers are circulating three versions.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Bernanke, Paulson head to Congress

Sep 23, 2008
Congress is pushing back on provisions in the Bush administration's bailout plan and will question the Fed Chairman and the Treasury Secretary at a hearing today. From Washington, Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Economy

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