Marketplace fo Thursday, August 6, 2009
Posted In: Taxes
President Obama promised during the election that he would not raise taxes on anyone earning less than $250,000. But commentator Lawrence Haas says the president has to, and likely will, raise taxes on the middle class once the economy recovers.
Posted In: Housing
Mortgage-backed securities are making it difficult for people to take advantage of the Making Home Affordable program. Part of the problem is that investors have a say in which loans get modified and which don't. Karen Weise from ProPublica reports.
Posted In: Health
The White House struck a deal with Big Pharma to lower prescription costs for seniors by $80 billion. But some say that figure isn't nearly enough, especially since a clause in the deal protects the companies from congressional pressure to offer more savings. Tamara Keith reports.