Sep 26, 2008

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Bailout bill gets tangled up in views

Sep 26, 2008
Whenever a big package makes its way through Congress, it inevitably gets bigger. Items get added. New proposals are proposed. And while the stakes may be higher with the financial bailout proposal, this time's no different. Bob Moon reports.

What's slowing the rescue plan?

Sep 26, 2008
The bailout bill deal that pretty much everbody thought we had at the end of the business day on Thursday came undone later in the evening. Marketplace's John Dimsdale explains what happened and where things stand right now.

JP Morgan swallows up another failure

Sep 26, 2008
Federal regulators have taken control of Washington Mutual and promptly sold its biggest parts to JP Morgan, making JP Morgan even bigger. Too big to fail ring a bell here, anyone? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

The Big Story: Bailout plan's wild ride

Sep 26, 2008
It's been a heck of a week, hasn't it? The deal was on. Then it was off. The economy was collapsing -- but not yet, it seems. Kai Ryssdal talks with Katie Benner of Fortune magazine and David Leonhardt of…

Driving in Southeast is no gas

Sep 26, 2008
About 60% of crude oil production in the Gulf of Mexico is still off line, almost two weeks after Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. That disruption has led to serious gas shortages in parts of the Southeast. Julie Rose reports.

Political ties boost bottom lines

Sep 26, 2008
You always hear politicians say there's no quid pro quo for the donations they get. But commentator and economist Edward Miguel has some new data about how politics pays off on Wall Street.

Indian-Americans gaining political clout

Sep 26, 2008
As Indian-Americans are gaining political power in the United States, their monetary contributions and organizational strength are growing in influence as well. Aswini Anburajan reports.