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Fed looks ahead to an exit strategy

Mar 25, 2010
Normally, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke goes to Capitol Hill to look at his actions during the financial crisis. This time, he's discussing an exit strategy. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Brett Neely about why we even need an exit strategy.

Can you trust a banker for the Senate?

Mar 24, 2010
Democrat Alexi Giannoulias has been the Illinois state treasurer for the last four years, and now he's gunning for the state's senatorial seat. But his former life as a banker may hurt him in the current political climate. Tony Arnold reports.

Latinos invest in immigration reform

Mar 19, 2010
Latino groups across the nation have been holding fund-raising events to help people get to Washington, D.C., this weekend for the big immigration reform rally. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Why investors still listen to Greenspan

Mar 19, 2010
Former Fed Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan presents a paper today that looks back at the banking crisis and what he thinks went wrong. But why should people listen if they think he's partly to blame? Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Brett Neely.

Illinois seeks $13B for budget shortfall

Mar 10, 2010
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn will be unveiling plans to make up for his state's huge budget shortfall, and state residents are putting forward their own suggestions to raise $13 billion. Jay Field reports.

Data shows rise in financial lobbying

Mar 2, 2010
The financial industry spent nearly $500 million sending lobbyists to Capitol Hill last year, and some analysts say that number is set to go higher in 2010. Brett Neely explores how this spending has paid off on influencing legislation.

Bernanke returns to different hearing

Feb 24, 2010
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is facing lawmakers on Capitol Hill, now with his focus pulled away from defending his job. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Gregory Warner about Bernanke's testimony.

Bipartisan panel to tackle rising deficit

Feb 18, 2010
President Obama named a bipartisan panel to come up with ways to deal with a federal deficit expected to reach $1.6 trillion this year. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson about who's on the panel and whether it will be effective.

What can budget commission achieve?

Feb 17, 2010
The Senate nixed a proposal to create a bipartisan commission suggesting ways to cut the budget deficit, so President Obama will create one by executive order. Brett Neely reports.

EBT now stands for restaurant meals

Feb 17, 2010
Until now it's been a struggle to use food stamps at restaurants, but L.A. county's new Restaurant Meals program now allows EBT to be accepted at 500 locations, including Dominos and El Pollo Loco. Vanessa Romo reports.
Posted In: food stamps