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Marketplace for Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008

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Big investors rush to 0% T-bills

Money market funds and other big investors looking for a safe place to put their money are buying Treasury bills, even though the bills are paying a 0% interest rate. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Investing

Fed considers issuing debt of its own

Even though the Federal Reserve can print pretty much all the cash it needs, it's now considering borrowing money by selling bonds. Steve Henn reports.

GOP senators want to stall auto bill

Several Republican senators say they'll try to block an auto bailout bill proposed by congressional Democrats and the White House. Why? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Auto

Panel has lots of questions for Treasury

The Congressional Oversight Panel for Economic Stabilization is set to question the Treasury Department's strategy for the $700 billion bailout. Elizabeth Warren, the panel's chair, discusses her views with Kai Ryssdal.

Best way to donate? Do your research

If you're facing harder times but still want to give back, you may think the best way is through volunteering. But Holden Karnofsky, co-founder of a charity evaluation website, says your time would be better spent finding a nonprofit worthy of your money.
Posted In: Charity

Faith-based groups may lose funding

President-elect Obama plans to expand the federal faith-based initiative established by President Bush, but with a big change -- no more hiring on the basis of faith. John Dimsdale reports on how faith-based organizations are reacting.
Posted In: Charity

Recycling industry down in the dumps

Demand for recycled goods is down, causing a billion dollar industry to lose much of its steam. But another byproduct of the recycling industry's downturn is the creation of new opportunities. Sam Eaton reports.

Frum: Obama rich with ideas, not funds

Commentator David Frum says President-elect Obama's stimulus programs will cost America a pretty penny, money we can't afford to spend or borrow.

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