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What happened? And what's next?

Sep 29, 2008
The Dow fell a dramatic 777 points today -- the worst plunge in two decades -- on news that the House rejected the $700 billion bailout plan. Kai Ryssdal asks two members of Congress to help make sense of it all.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Fear spread like a fire through markets

Sep 29, 2008
A lot of investors thought the stock market was just too risky a place for their money. So stocks made a record drop. Senior business correspondent Bob Moon has that part of this incredible day's developments.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Liberals and conservatives snub bailout

Sep 29, 2008
When the day began in Washington, Treasury Secretary Paulson and Fed Chairman Bernanke were hopeful their massive financial rescue plan was on its way to becoming law. The House had other ideas. Steve Henn reports on what went wrong.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

FDIC shares risk in Wachovia buyout

Sep 29, 2008
Upstaged by the bailout vote and the stock market fall, news that Citigroup is buying Wachovia got far less attention that it would have on a normal news day. But Jeremy Hobson gathered up the details.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Congress compromises on rescue

Sep 29, 2008
Last night, the White House signed onto a deal to rescue the U.S. financial system. John Dimsdale explores disagreements between Democrats and Republicans on the deal and the compromise that was made.

Indian-Americans gaining political clout

Sep 26, 2008
As Indian-Americans are gaining political power in the United States, their monetary contributions and organizational strength are growing in influence as well. Aswini Anburajan reports.

Political ties boost bottom lines

Sep 26, 2008
You always hear politicians say there's no quid pro quo for the donations they get. But commentator and economist Edward Miguel has some new data about how politics pays off on Wall Street.

Self-employed voters look for security

Sep 26, 2008
Being your own boss also means paying all your own bills, including health insurance. As part of our "Interested Parties" series, Ashley Milne-Tyte asks self-employed voters what issues matter to them.

What happens if there's no agreement?

Sep 26, 2008
Democratic Representative John Spratt tells host Stacey Vanek-Smith that the parties in Congress need to come to an agreement on a rescue measure, because, while unpleasant, it's a necessity.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Now there are bailout plans aplenty

Sep 26, 2008
Yesterday's series of moves by Congress members to come up with a bailout plan turned into something of a rollercoaster ride. First there was a deal, then there wasn't, then... Steve Henn sorts it out for us.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

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