Jan 2, 2009

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GOP vows to stand up to stimulus plan

Jan 2, 2009
President-elect Barack Obama's stimulus plan could cost nearly $800 billion. Some Republicans worry that money could be wasted on pork barrel projects and say it's time to curb spending. But is their call for fiscal conservatism coming at the right…

'Buy American' could be in stimulus

Jan 2, 2009
The slumping U.S. steel industry is likely to be a major beneficiary of Barack Obama's stimulus plan, which focuses on improving infrastructure. Some in the industry even want a "buy American" clause in the bill. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Spelling out those financial acronyms

Jan 2, 2009
Ever notice that there are a lot of acronyms involved in finance and business? TARP. FDIC. LIBOR. Well, there's a good reason for them. Kai Ryssdal speaks with author and blogger Leslie Savan about the financial alphabet soup.

Weekly Wrap: Good things from crisis?

Jan 2, 2009
Kai Ryssdal asks Andy Brooks of T. Rowe Price and Felix Salmon of Portfolio magazine whether there have been some good things from the 2008 financial crisis, and how long it might take to see some benefits from them.

Reconsidering regulation

Jan 2, 2009
Several factors contributed to the 2008 financial meltdown, but one of the main culprits may have been regulation, or lack thereof. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Steve Henn about the deregulatory trend and the push for more regulation that is expected…

Life inside a private equity firm

Jan 2, 2009
Jobs with private equity firms are highly coveted positions in finance. But getting inside their secretive world can be difficult for outsiders. Amy Scott takes us inside with a woman who claims to be a part of it.

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