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Sep 3, 2009
Most economists agree that inflation of about 2% or 3% annually is a natural function of a growing economy. But people are worried government stimulus measures could spark much higher inflation. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains
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High-speed trading goes off the Street

Aug 26, 2009
Stock traders are always looking for ways to get a leg up on the competition. Jill Barshay reports that today it's all about two things: speed and location.
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Explaining high-frequency trading

Aug 12, 2009
High-frequency trading is creating a ruckus on Wall Street. Marketplace Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains what high-frequency trading is and why some people are up in arms about it.
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Jul 28, 2009
Many small businesses get the cash they need to operate and expand from so-called factors. One of the biggest factors in the business is CIT, and with CIT on the ropes, small businesses are worried. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains what factoring is, and how it works.
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Financial alchemy

Jul 20, 2009
Many asset-backed securities have been downgraded from AAA recently. But at least one issuer has miraculously repackaged a downgraded deal to make some of its bonds worth a AAA rating again. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains.
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Where's the toxic waste?

Jul 13, 2009
Banks are paying back TARP money and claiming they're the picture of health. So what happened to all those toxic assets that were clogging their arteries a few months back? Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains.
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Dark pools: An explainer

Jul 6, 2009
Dark pools are exchanges where people trade stocks anonymously. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains how they work, and why the SEC is considering regulating them.
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The 'repo' market

Jun 26, 2009
It's a vital part of the financial system, and the government is considering changes to it.
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Meet Cap 'n Trade

May 22, 2009
Cap and Trade is the linchpin of the government's effort to curb carbon emissions. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains how the cap and trade model works.
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How a 'Cap and Trade' system will work

May 20, 2009
A House committee is weighing legislation to slash greenhouse gases. The centerpiece of the strategy will be a 'Cap and Trade' system. Sustainability reporter Sarah Gardner breaks down how it'll work with Kai Ryssdal.
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