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Trade, currency top focus in China talks

Jul 27, 2009
Tensions are high as U.S. and Chinese officials converge today in Washington. Talks will focus on trade between the two countries, U.S. consumption of Chinese products and whether China's currency is undervalued. Tamara Keith reports.
Posted In: Washington

Regulators disagree on financial fix

Jul 24, 2009
Fed Chair Ben Bernanke, SEC Chair Sheila Bair and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner are testifying before Congress today on how to fix the financial services industry. And they do not agree. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Alisa Roth.

Regulators don't want to give up power

Jul 24, 2009
The White House wants to give top authority to the Federal Reserve, which would mean other regulators would have to give up high positions. John Dimsdale explores the regulators' contention to relinquishing power.

Obama steps up push for health reform

Jul 23, 2009
At a White House press conference, President Obama asserts that a new health care policy is needed to bring the nation's larger economic problems under control. Marketplace's Tamara Keith reviews the president's talking points with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Health

Much ado about TARP profits

Jul 22, 2009
As banks start paying back TARP funds, taxpayers are getting about 12.4% return on their investment. Now lawmakers are trying to decide whether to spend that money to help the housing market or to pay down the national debt. Steve Henn reports.

Bernanke wants consumer protection

Jul 22, 2009
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke continues his hearing with the Senate Banking Committee. Marketplace's Amy Scott reviews his testimony with Bill Radke, including his suggestion that the Fed's role should expand to include consumer protection.

Bernanke predicts economy's comeback

Jul 21, 2009
Testifying today before Congress on Capitol Hill, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said he expects a gradual recovery beginning in 2010, but unemployment will continue to be a problem for a couple more years. Amy Scott reports.

Calif. budget targets social programs

Jul 21, 2009
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger reached a deal yesterday to close the state's $26 billion deficit. The proposed budget makes deep cuts to public schools and health care for the poor, but also avoids new tax increases. Amy Scott reports.

Report gets to root of TARP spending

Jul 20, 2009
A report out today will give finer details of how banks are using TARP money. While the cash helped most of the banks avoid a drop in lending, some invested the cash or used it to pay off debts. Amy Scott reports.

Argentina policies blamed for shortages

Jul 17, 2009
Argentina is known as the breadbasket of South America, due to its ideal climate and rich soil. Yet, the nation may soon begin importing beef and wheat for the first time. A severe drought is part of the problem. But farmers say government policies are another. Ian Mount reports.