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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.

The election's impact on our recovery

Nov 3, 2010
President Obama pledged to work with Republicans after they seized control of the House, riding to victory on a vow to control spending. Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale talks with Bob Moon about how Republicans plan to rein in spending, how that might affect our fragile recovery, and what will become of the Bush-era tax cuts.

REICH: FDR 1936, Obama 2012

Nov 3, 2010
An election has come and gone, which means... thinking about the next election. Marketplace Commentator Robert Reich has a few tips for President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign.

Congressman Joe Barton on the Republican's plan for Congress

Nov 3, 2010
Congressman Joe Barton of Texas speaks with Jeremy Hobson about his plans for the House Energy and Commerce Committee and what will happen with the Bush-era tax cuts.

The Fed and treasury securities

Nov 3, 2010
Federal Reserve decides today on how much money it pumps into the financial system, by telling us exactly how many Treasury Securities it's going to buy each month. Scott Minerd explains.

Election 2010: A look at tax and budget ballot measures

Nov 2, 2010
Of the more than 150 initiatives on ballots throughout the U.S. in this election cycle, about a quarter deal with fiscal issues, including measures that could limit states' ability to raise taxes, change the way states fund services or programs, and stop them from incurring more debt. Daryl Paranada has more.

Fed is expected to help drop the value of the dollar, again

Nov 2, 2010
Tomorrow comes the big announcement by the Federal Reserve about how they plan to continue trying to save the U.S. economy. What's expected is for the Fed to plow more money in, meaning the value of the dollar will drop. Is this a good thing? Stacey Vanek Smith reports.
Posted In: Economy

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