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Bush acknowledges economic 'anxiety'

Jan 7, 2008
President Bush said in a speech today Americans are becoming anxious over economic indicators that are "increasingly mixed." Nancy Marshall Genzer talks with Kai Ryssdal about the president's more sober tone and the proposed credit bailouts percolating on Capitol Hill.
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New Hampshire not keen on populism?

Jan 7, 2008
Presidential hopefuls campaigning in New Hampshire might have a difficult time selling a populist platform in a state with a strong economy. Jeremy Hobson talks to locals on what they want from their candidate.
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Economy grows larger as political issue

Jan 4, 2008
How will the growing recession fears in the U.S. economy affect the presidential election? Nancy Marshall Genzer sampled some expert opinions.
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Business wish list for next leader

Jan 4, 2008
As the presidential race takes shape, Marketplace will be taking a look at what businesses want from the next president. Danielle Karson reports energy and health care are among the top issues.

Ethanol fuels debate in Iowa

Jan 3, 2008
As the Iowa caucuses come to a close tonight, all presidential candidates have the corn-based fuel ethanol on their plate. But not everyone in the corn-heavy state is on board. John Dimsdale reports.

Caucuses great for Iowa businesses

Jan 2, 2008
With the presidential hopefuls hanging around to do the caucuses in Des Moines, Iowa, reporters and campaign staff have flooded the city with business. Jeremy Hobson reports it's a shot in the arm for the local economy.

Anti-immigration gets harsher in Arizona

Jan 1, 2008
One of the nation's harshest anti-immigration laws goes into effect today in Arizona. If a company knowingly hires undocumented workers, it could lose its business license. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Can markets predict elections?

Jan 1, 2008
There are a growing number of so-called "prediction markets," where investors can buy shares in political candidates. If the candidate wins, so does the investor. Marketplace's Jeff Tyler reports.

Law puts Arizona economy on the fence

Dec 31, 2007
In Arizona an estimated 1 in 10 workers is undocumented -- double the national average. It's also the reason the nation's toughest demand-side immigration law will go into effect there Jan. 1. The law could become a national model, if the state doesn't go bankrupt first. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Lights go out at the FEC

Dec 31, 2007
As the falling ball lights Times Square tonight, the lights will effectively be going out at the Federal Election Commission. The FEC is going to start the New Year with only two commissioners, and six are needed to stop candidates from bending the rules. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

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