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Treat homeowners like Donald Trump

Nov 18, 2008
When Donald Trump almost went bankrupt in the '90s, creditors made him give up his credit cards before he got help. Commentator Todd Buchholz says homeowners who face foreclosure have to give up some things too.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Paulson takes heat from House Dems

Nov 18, 2008
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson got an earful from members of the House Financial Services Committee over management of the $700 billion bailout and his refusal to act on foreclosures. Steve Henn has more.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Inaugural visitors face premium prices

Nov 17, 2008
With massive crowds expected for Barack Obama's inauguration, prices for tickets and hotel rooms are soaring. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports on a D.C.-area resident and a ticket seller who are looking to cash in.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Bush making sure his new rules stick

Nov 17, 2008
President Bush is spending his final days pushing through resolutions on everything from endangered species to the Family Medical Leave Act. Steve Henn reports.

Hedge fund billionaires on the hot seat

Nov 13, 2008
A Congressional committee questioning five prominent hedge fund managers wanted to know what role they might have played in the financial meltdown and whether regulations are needed. Nancy Marshall Genzer has the story.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Senator unveils health-care reform

Nov 12, 2008
Democratic Sen. Max Baucus has outlined a proposal that would not only guarantee, but mandate health-care coverage for all Americans. Is there enough money to do that? Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Health

What's happened to the bailout plan?

Nov 12, 2008
Why hasn't the government's plan to buy up toxic assets worked? Will recapitalizing the banks and providing mortgage relief ease the crisis? Kai Ryssdal puts those questions and more to financial analyst Karen Shaw Petrou.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Paulson calls for bailout change

Nov 12, 2008
The Treasury secretary says the government is backing away from buying toxic assets from banks -- the centerpiece of the rescue plan when Congress approved it. Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Keeping up support for military families

Nov 11, 2008
Michelle Obama says she has no plans to take on big policy issues while in the White House, but she will champion causes such as public service and the sacrifices made by military families. John Dimsdale reports.

Rent my lovely couch for inauguration

Nov 11, 2008
The next presidential inauguration's going to be a big one, and as such hotel rooms will be hard to come by. So some attendees are beating the rush by doing a housing swap on Craigslist. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

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