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U.S. markets have been anticipating quantitative easing

Nov 11, 2010
The Federal Reserve's plan to pump $600 billion more into the U.S. economy wasn't announced until last week and hasn't even taken effect yet, but it's already getting investors to think ahead. They've been making moves since August, actually, reports Stacey Vanek Smith.
Posted In: Wall Street

'The Zero Plan' targets tax code, budget cuts to slash national debt

Nov 11, 2010
The President's debt commission proposes a plan to cut $4 trillion in government debt with big changes to the tax code and by reducing spending on defense, health care and Social Security.

Wills prepared in case of deportation

Nov 11, 2010
Many illegal immigrants own homes and cars and have children who are U.S. citizens. With the rise of deportations, some immigrants are preparing wills to make sure their assets and children are taken care of in case they are deported.
Posted In: Immigration, Law

What's ahead for fiscal reform

Nov 10, 2010
This final note today about the deficit. The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform made some news this afternoon. That's the...
Posted In: Medicare, Retirement, Social Security

G20 to discuss quantitative easing

Nov 8, 2010
The G20 nations meet this week in South Korea. One topic of conversation is likely to be quantitative easing. It hasn't been a popular decision among members of the G20. Alisa Roth has more.

Companies need to borrow, and spend too, to help economy

Nov 5, 2010
The Federal Reserve announced this week its plans to pump $600 billion more into the economy, in hopes of attracting companies to buy bonds and invest. But these companies need to do more than just invest, reports Stacey Vanek Smith.

Redefining Detroit

Nov 4, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Detroit Mayor Dave Bing about how he's trying to revive a city that was hit hard by the bankruptcies of the local car companies and lost more than half of its population.
Posted In: Auto, Economy

Fed to buy $600 billion in bonds

Nov 4, 2010
Yesterday the Federal Reserve announced that it plans to buy $600 billion worth of government bonds. Stacey Vanek-Smith has more.

What the GOP has to do to enforce change

Nov 3, 2010
Having won control of the House of Representatives, Republicans are making claims that they will work to repeal President Obama's health care and financial reform laws. But they haven't gotten specific as to how they plan to do it. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

What a divided Congress means for the Fed

Nov 3, 2010
Now that the elections are over, it's time to take a look at what the new government will mean for the country's future. Most at stake? The economy. So how will the new Republican-led House affect the Fed's moves? Stacey Vanek Smith reports.