Even before the economic crisis, health care has been a pressing issue. Kai Ryssdal talks with economist and health-care expert Victor Fuchs about what we, as a society, need to think about in this very tumultuous time.
Kai Ryssdal reviews your letters and comments about a bailout of the Big Three automakers, serial-return shoppers, and a suggested new name for the Troubled Asset Relief Program -- with a stronger acronym.
About 18 months ago Australian mining giant BHP Billiton decided it was a good time to get bigger. It launched a hostile bid for its smaller British rival Rio Tinto -- a $200 billion deal. But today BHP walked away. Dan Grech reports.
The Treasury Department's rescue plan is looking a lot different than what was sold to Congress in September. With so much taxpayer money on the line, the tab's getting bigger than lawmakers imagined. Our Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale reports.
In the best-case scenario of the government's latest rescue effort, the Fed buys up outstanding mortgages to get banks lending and consumers spending again. But Senior Business Correspondent Bob Moon asks, Is this going to work?
In the latest installment of the bailout, the Federal Reserve plans to target consumer loans and mortgage-related debt with an $800 billion infusion. It's an effort to get money flowing again in the secondary market that invests in those loans.
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