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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

Why the government is helping AIG

Sep 17, 2008
The federal government let Lehman Brothers die this week, so why is it coming to the aid of AIG? Was the insurance giant really just too big to fail? Scott Jagow puts the question to Jeremy Hobson in New York.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

In the aftermath, a loss of trust

Sep 17, 2008
What's up with the free marketeers in the Bush Administration rushing to help out the big firms on Wall Street? Commentator Robert Reich looks back at the last few years to find what started this mess.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

What's president's role in tough times?

Sep 16, 2008
Since the mortgage crisis has hit Wall Street, President Bush has said little and offered little involvement. But what difference can a president really make in economic times like these? Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy

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