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Loss of home equity is the crux of crisis

| Nov 24, 2008
Little noticed in the day's headlines is this little tidbit: Existing home sales fell another 3% last month. The average house today is worth about what it was in early 2004. Commentator Dean Baker says attention must be paid.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Stimulus opportunities for China

Scott Tong | Feb 5, 2009
Today lawmakers watered down the controversial "Buy America" provision, which America's foreign trade partners took as good news. Scott Tong explores the business opportunities this could provide for China.

Here's how to predict future oil prices

| Jul 17, 2008
Experts use complicated formulas to predict the future price of oil. But commentator Justin Wolfers says he's got a simple do-it-yourself method that works even better.
Posted In: Oil

House committee looks at lending

| Feb 3, 2009
Many banks are nervous about lending, making it difficult for homeowners to refinance their mortgages. A House committee is meeting today to see what can be done to keep homeowners near foreclosure in their homes. Shia Levitt reports.
Posted In: Housing

Madoff tipster blasts SEC for ineptitude

| Feb 4, 2009
Fraud investigator Harry Markopolos blasted the Securities and Exchange Commission before a House subcommittee for not heeding his warnings about Bernard Madoff for a decade. Now lawmakers are considering what to do about the regulatory agency. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Starting out savings

Chris Farrell | Feb 6, 2009
Question: I am a 23 year old college student who is starting to discover the wonders of public radio and paying attention to the news on a daily...
Posted In: Savings

Putting personal finance in classrooms

Tess Vigeland | Feb 6, 2009
It's important to learn good personal finance habits early in life. Tess Vigeland talks with Laura Levine of the JumpStart Coalition and New Jersey State Senator Steven Sweeney about programs for teaching those skills to high school students.
Posted In: Savings

Freelancers and unemployment insurance

Chris Farrell | Feb 2, 2009
Question: i am a self- employed artist. all of the news about record numbers of people collecting unemployment benefits has me wondering if these...
Posted In: Taxes

Arctic fishing gets cold U.S. reception

Sarah Gardner | Feb 5, 2009
Ice is melting rapidly off the northern coast of Alaska, which is drawing the attention of the commercial fishing industry. But U.S. government is expected to step in and stop it before it starts. Sarah Gardner reports.

B of A looks to be in some trouble too

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jan 15, 2009
Bank of America, considered one of the "good" banks in the financial meltdown, is now looking for help. As it's been closing the buyout of Merrill Lynch, the bank has been seeking more bailout funds from the government. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.



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