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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.
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 The New York Times about all that's happened.
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.
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.
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.