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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

What in the world happened?

Sep 26, 2008
The bailout summit that was supposed to go so well apparently turned into a shouting match. Beleagured Treasury Secretary Paulson begged them not to tell anyone how badly it went, but word's out. Host Scott Jagow gets more from Jeremy Hobson.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Working 2 jobs, just trying to get by

Sep 24, 2008
For a lot of people dealing with rising prices and joblessness, the craziness on Wall Street seems pretty far away. As part of our "Interested Parties" series, Adriene Hill asks Chicago's working poor what they want of a new president.

Anybody notice that $610 billion bill?

Sep 24, 2008
While most of us are focused on the financial crisis, there is other business afoot in Congress -- such as a $610 billion spending package the House passed today. Steve Henn reports.

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