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Features by Tamara Keith

New at the mall: The health-care store

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida has opened an Apple Store-style outlet that offers health-insurance services. Could it be coming to a mall near you? Tamara Keith reports.
Posted In: Health

Inside a loan service call center

Calling your bank for loan advice can be a frustrating maze of automated messages and people without answers. But what's it like on the other side of the line at the nation's largest loan servicer, Bank of America? Tamara Keith reports.

Auto struggles drive parts makers down

Chrysler is reopening several U.S. assembly plants, but it may be too late for some parts suppliers. Tamara Keith reports on the shakeout among auto parts makers.
Posted In: Auto

Bernanke denies hiding information

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is on defense, denying claims that he deliberately hid information about Bank of America from other regulators. Tamara Keith reports.
Posted In: Economy

Weighing the costs of health care

Yet another health care reform proposal is floating around Congress, but the Congressional Budget Office has made it clear that these plans won't be cheap and they may not be enough. Tamara Keith reports.
Posted In: Health

Putting jobless numbers in perspective

The Labor Department says the number of people on unemployment insurance rolls fell for the first time since January, which may indicate job losses are slowing. But Tamara Keith reports it's just a sign things are less bad.
Posted In: Jobs

Lobbyists prepare for overhaul debate

Lawmakers and interest groups are readying themselves for a debate of Obama's financial overhaul plan. One item under scrutiny: a new Consumer Financial Protection Agency. Tamara Keith reports.

Low-income lenders can't meet demand

CDFIs are like banks that do risky lending to low-income people that other banks won't, and their services are needed now more than ever. The institutions will be getting help from the stimulus soon, but can't lend to everyone. Tamara Keith reports.
Posted In: Investing

It's a recession baby!

Recessions have a nasty way of messing with people's plans. But for some couples a bad economy is the perfect time for a little addition. Tamara Keith reports.

AMA to dissect public health plan

President Obama will discuss his ideas for a public health insurance plan at the American Medical Association's annual meeting in Chicago. Tamara Keith explores the AMA's potential ideological and financial concerns.
Posted In: Health

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