Struggling companies are looking to Congress for relief from pension contributions, and they might actually get it. Alisa Roth explains we may want to look out for new rules and cut backs in the long term.
A dreary holiday season has been foreshadowed for months, but how bad is it really going to be? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports some figures have losses down $30 billion from last year, but not everyone will do so bad.
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson wants to spend $50 billion on the consumer debt market as part of the bailout package. Scott Jagow talks to Steve Henn in Washington about what this would entail and how it might help.
It still costs more to make things in the U.S. than overseas. But the U.S. manufacturing sector has kept a lid on some things better than its foreign counterparts, like employee health care. Jeff Tyler reports.
The saying goes that necessity is the mother of invention. So will a troubled economic system cause a rise in financial innovation? Economics correspondent Chris Farrell tells Scott Jagow that it will.
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