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Where's this bailout cash coming from?

Oct 15, 2008
The Fed soon starts lending directly to corporations, plus it's pledged unlimited dollars to foreign central banks. So, just how much is this gonna cost, and where's the Fed getting the money? Steve Henn finds out.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Markets dislike the close election

Oct 15, 2008
Despite research that says a close election is good for investors, some are saying the upcoming presidential election is upsetting an unsettled market. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports things may improve later.

Parsing the candidates' economic plans

Oct 14, 2008
Presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain say they have starkly different plans to restore the U.S. economy. But in reality, Steve Henn reports, the candidates' policies are moving closer together.
Posted In: Economy, Taxes, Wall Street

FDIC has role in boosting confidence

Oct 14, 2008
An important part of the government's financial fix is to give the FDIC a bigger role in insuring bank deposits. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports it's all about restoring confidence in the markets.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

The strings attached to cash infusions

Oct 14, 2008
The idea of having the Treasury Department take stakes in selected banks is to provide them with cash to start making loans again, not to keep it to themselves. Janet Babin wonders if banks will agree to that.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Credit markets want to see the money

Oct 14, 2008
Have the financial rescue plans done anything yet to encourage banks to start lending again? So far, the major credit benchmarks aren't moving much. Senior business correspondent Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Green voters on the coming election

Oct 13, 2008
Environmental regulations, conservation, alternative energy development -- all have come to be serious issues on the campaign trail. Mitchell Hartman investigates what "green voters" want from the next administration.
Posted In: Economy

A rescue package that's 'unlimited'

Oct 13, 2008
The Fed is leading an extraordinary push to restore liquidity in the world financial markets by offering "unlimited" greenback funds in auctions. So, does that mean the sky's the limit? Bob Moon finds out.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

What's in the bailout package now

Oct 13, 2008
Having the government buy stakes in banks as part of the $700 billion-plus bailout program is a significant change financially and ideologically. Kai Ryssdal asks economist Robert Litan how this is going to work.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

You might get what you need

Oct 10, 2008
The children of Baby Boomers tend to have low expectations when it comes to government help As part of our series "Interested Parties," Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer asks Boomer kids what they're looking for in this election.

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