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GOP to take aim at Bernanke

Nov 13, 2010
With new power in Congress, the GOP is looking toward making change is fiscal reform. Namely -- the Federal Reserve and its chairman, Ben Bernanke. David Gura reports on what could be ahead.

Pros and cons of quantitative easing

Nov 13, 2010
The Federal Reserve begins its latest round of Treasury bond-buying today. What does this mean for the average American consumer? Jeff Tyler reports.

It's up to the GOP to let financial reform succeed

Nov 12, 2010
Commentator Michael Perino says that today's financial reform law can succeed -- but its success is up to the party that's in power.

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