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Marketplace for Friday, Sept. 26, 2008

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Indian-Americans gaining political clout

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

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.

Driving in Southeast is no gas

About 60% of crude oil production in the Gulf of Mexico is still off line, almost two weeks after Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. That disruption has led to serious gas shortages in parts of the Southeast. Julie Rose reports.
Posted In: Oil

The Big Story: Bailout plan's wild ride

It's been a heck of a week, hasn't it? The deal was on. Then it was off. The economy was collapsing -- but not yet, it seems. Kai Ryssdal talks with Katie Benner of Fortune magazine and David Leonhardt of The New York Times about all that's happened.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

JP Morgan swallows up another failure

Federal regulators have taken control of Washington Mutual and promptly sold its biggest parts to JP Morgan, making JP Morgan even bigger. Too big to fail ring a bell here, anyone? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

What's slowing the rescue plan?

The bailout bill deal that pretty much everbody thought we had at the end of the business day on Thursday came undone later in the evening. Marketplace's John Dimsdale explains what happened and where things stand right now.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Bailout bill gets tangled up in views

Whenever a big package makes its way through Congress, it inevitably gets bigger. Items get added. New proposals are proposed. And while the stakes may be higher with the financial bailout proposal, this time's no different. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street