Sep 11, 2007

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We were hoping he'd say something . . .

Sep 11, 2007
Fed chief Ben Bernanke spoke to the Bundesbank in Berlin today. We were all ready for a statement, but he uttered not a word about the little financial crisis we're having.

Countrywide still searching for cash?

Sep 11, 2007
The nation's largest home lender is reported to be looking for another $2 billion. The prospect that Countrywide might need more money, after Bank of America ponied up $2 billion just last month has already jittery markets on edge. Steve…

OPEC agrees to pump more oil

Sep 11, 2007
OPEC agreed today to increase production by a small amount -- about another half-million barrels a day. Cartel members said they're worried about the U.S. mortgage mess. Stephen Beard reports.

Chertoff: Private planes a security risk

Sep 11, 2007
Six years after 9/11, the Department of Homeland Security is taking steps to plug what Secretary Michael Chertoff describes as a major gap in the country's defenses -- private planes. Steve Henn reports.

Beware of power shift in world finance

Sep 11, 2007
Everybody from the Federal Reserve to the European Central Bank to the newest fund manager on Wall Street is worried about subprimes and the liquidity crisis. But commentator Bruce Stokes says there's an even greater challenge out there.

Save the tiger by mass production?

Sep 11, 2007
With wild tigers on the brink of extinction, many countries ban the sale of hides and bones. But China is considering lifting its restrictions. It's part of a free-market approach to conservation that's novel -- and controversial. Scott Tong reports.

Too much of a good thing?

Sep 11, 2007
For many Americans, capitalism equals democracy. But in his new book former Labor Secretary Robert Reich questions the appropriateness of that equation. He talked with Kai Ryssdal.

The boss isn't in today . . . ever

Sep 11, 2007
It's important in business to keep up appearances. But what if your office was all appearances? As in, more like a movie set with extras posing as your staff? Cash Peters reports on the growing trend of virtual offices.