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Subprime borrowers may have help coming

Steve Tripoli | Apr 17, 2007
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac say they'll unveil new programs this summer to let many subprime borrowers refinance their home loans. But some in Congress say such assistance needs federal oversight. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Housing, Washington

With empty homes, lenders lie low

| Apr 17, 2007
Ohio has the highest foreclosure rate in the nation. Cleveland and its suburbs are spending millions to maintain homes that nobody wants. And come billing time, lenders are making themselves scarce. Mhari Saito reports.
Posted In: Housing

The marriage penalty is so 1950s

| Apr 17, 2007
Commentator Martha Burk says our tax system's treatment of married women may have made sense for Ward and June Cleaver, but it's time for a change.
Posted In: Taxes

Insuring the middle-aged market

| Apr 17, 2007
AARP announced health plans for people between 50 and 64 and for those already on Medicare. Economist Glenn Melnick talked with host Tess Vigeland about what the organization for retirees is doing.
Posted In: Health

BMWs, beer and . . . solar power?

Kyle James | Apr 17, 2007
The leading market for solar power isn't a sun-drenched locale. It's Germany, where despite lots of clouds and rain, the solar-panel industry has brought a ray of hope to its economically depressed regions. Kyle James reports.

Opting out of public financing

John Dimsdale | Apr 17, 2007
Fewer and fewer taxpayers are checking that little box to contribute $3 to the presidential election fund. But voters aren't the only ones saying no. Candidates are declining to use the fund. So is it worth keeping around?
Posted In: Taxes

Workplace discrimination complaints swell

Janet Babin | Apr 17, 2007
There's been a steady rise in the number of women alleging unfair treatment in the workplace because of pregnancy, so today the government is looking into the matter.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington

Fortune 500 get richer

Bob Moon | Apr 17, 2007
Fortune magazine has posted its annual list of America's largest companies, and this year was their most profitable ever. Some argue that's good news for everyone, but critics point out the profits are made on the backs of low-wage workers.
Posted In: Wall Street

Pounding the dollar

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Apr 17, 2007
The British pound is at a 14-year high against the U.S. dollar: It now takes $2 to equal one pound. The strength of Britain's currency is boosting some industries there, but it could also be a sign of trouble to come.
Posted In: Canada

Space R&D blasting off in 5. . .

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Apr 17, 2007
Right now the fifth space tourist is orbiting the earth. Price tag: $20 million. So space tourism isn't exactly taking off at light speed, but some think there's a lot of money to be made a lot faster in space-based research.
Posted In: Science