Sep 8, 2008

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Bailout could help homebuyers

Sep 8, 2008
There are a lot of ways to try to measure the goverment's bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Sheer dollar amounts. Share prices. Bond yields. Or how about this: It's cheaper to get a mortgage today than it was last week. Janet Babin reports.

Lots of questions still surround bailout

Sep 8, 2008
There's more we don't know about what's going to happen in the mortgage finance market than we do know. To get some perspective on the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Kai talks with Karen Shaw Petrou at Federal Financial Analytics.

Should home ownership be the dream?

Sep 8, 2008
Does that sense that every American ought to own a home get us and our financial institutions into trouble? Commentator Gregory Ip says we need to answer that question before we decide what to do with Fannie and Freddie.

OPEC members say oil price is too low

Sep 8, 2008
A couple members of OPEC -- which will be meeting in Vienna on Tuesday -- say they think there's too much oil on the market, pushing prices too low. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

U.S. cancels nuke deal to punish Russia

Sep 8, 2008
The White House has pulled a nuclear cooperation deal with Russia back from Congress. The cancellation means Russia will lose billions in potential profits. Some American companies aren't too happy, either. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

A look at candidates' leadership styles

Sep 8, 2008
The presidential candidates' stands on the issues are what most of us will look at as we vote this fall. But what about John McCain's and Barack Obama's skills as a chief executive officer? Kevin Cashman from Korn/Ferry International sizes them up.

TB's return comes with high costs

Sep 8, 2008
You might think tuberculosis hasn't been a problem since your grandparents' era, but the illness is making a worldwide comeback. Its costs of treatment and lost productivity are estimated at almost $3 billion a year. Frank Browning reports.

Music from the episode

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