PODCAST: The Fed -- cash cow or sitting duck?

Traders buy and sell bonds as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is shown on a large television screen at the CME Group in Chicago.

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As the NCAA gathers for its annual meeting, is it considering a first step toward paying its players?

When the Fed sends less money to the Capitol, it also loses some political capital.

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David Brancaccio is the host of Marketplace Morning Report. Follow David on Twitter @DavidBrancaccio

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