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Dec 14, 2007

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Citigroup lists subprime hit for all to see

Dec 14, 2007
The world's biggest bank has done something very unusual. It has voluntarily taken $49 billion in potential liabilities and put them on its balance sheet. Jill Barshay reports.

Senate OKs bill aimed at subprime mess

Dec 14, 2007
The Senate today passed a bill that would allow the federal government to back larger refinanced loans and help first-time borrowers. The bill's supporters are hoping it will jump-start the sagging housing market. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Deep in hock and loving every minute

Dec 14, 2007
Richard Oswald has been a farmer all his life and in debt for most of it. A state he says that's as much a part of farming as working in the fields.

Week on Wall Street

Dec 14, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.

Succession a challenge for foundations

Dec 14, 2007
Over the past couple of decades more wealthy American families have set up charitable foundations. And for many of them succession is proving to be a sticky issue. Alex Schmidt reports.

A Christmas wish: Less waste

Dec 14, 2007
Americans generate an extra 25 million tons of trash from Thanksgiving to New Year's. The lights, the trees and all the wrapping paper really add up. But there may be ways to trim the waste and stay jolly as ever.…

It's a fact: Charity pays dividends

Dec 14, 2007
It may be counterintuitive that the mere act of giving money away will make your bank balance grow. But Syracuse University economist Arthur Brooks says that's exactly what happens. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.

Music from the episode

The Moneymaker Rilo Kiley