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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

Indian voter: priority is American jobs

Sep 23, 2008
In our series "Interested Parties," we talk to voters about their economic concerns. Nandini Pandya came to the U.S. in 1983 to work as a computer programmer. She's been a citizen more than 10 years.
Posted In: Economy

Economic worries weigh on the young

Sep 22, 2008
As recent college graduates and current students begin to deal with "real world" challenges, they're also getting ready to head to the polls this November. Sean Cole reports on what they want from the next administration.
Posted In: Economy

Bailout would take away lots of change

Sep 22, 2008
Commentator and economist Robert Shapiro says the $700 billion bailout is going to amass so much debt that it won't be possible for the next president to pursue some of the key programs he's promised.
Posted In: Economy

Congress tackles bailout's bottom line

Sep 22, 2008
Proposals for rescuing financial institutions go to Congress this week, but lawmakers worked through the weekend to get a head start. The budget deficit is expected to balloon. Danielle Karson reports.
Posted In: Economy, Taxes, Wall Street

Political donations in the PAC age

Sep 19, 2008
When you make a political donation, where does the money really go? Host Tess Vigeland asks Marketplace's Steve Henn.

Should government buy toxic debt?

Sep 19, 2008
The bailouts so far haven't generated much of a bump on Wall Street, but the proposal for the government to buy and hold $800 billion in "toxic debt" is well-received. Scott Jagow asks an expert what's up.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

A closer look at the AIG bailout

Sep 17, 2008
The government is lending insurance giant AIG $85 billion in exchange for an 80 percent stake in the company. Is this a good deal for the government? Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to economist Mark Zandi.
Posted In: Economy, Mergers and Acquisitions, Wall Street

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