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Aug 20, 2007

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Answers or hot air on global warming?

Aug 20, 2007
Debate in Congress over government regulations on carbon dioxide emissions is starting to heat up. Sam Eaton reports on the differing views on a carbon tax and "cap and trade."

Lenders look for ways to raise cash

Aug 20, 2007
Three large mortgage lenders -- Luminent, Thornburg and Countrywide -- reported steps they are taking in their attempts to recover from the liquidity crisis. Stacey Vanek-Smith has the details.
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So where do things go from here?

Aug 20, 2007
Now that the Federal Reserve has stepped in to calm credit-crunch fears, we figured it was time to assess where the markets and the economy might be headed. Kai Ryssdal talked with Jeffrey Saut, chief investment strategist at Raymond James.

Is your money-market playing it safe?

Aug 20, 2007
Money market funds are supposed to be some of the safest investments. They pay better interest than a typical savings account without much more risk. But Amy Scott reports some money markets have been investing in some dangerous debt.

Picasso under glass

Aug 20, 2007
Ordinarily, if you want to see a fine work of art, you'd have to go to the nearest museum. Commentator Sandra Tsing Loh found an alternative. But now she's caught up in the age-old struggle with buyer's remorse.

Hospitals' mistakes could cost them

Aug 20, 2007
Medicare is set to publish new rules this week that will pay providers more for treating sicker patients, but less if hospitals make mistakes that make patients sicker. Helen Palmer reports that other insurers will surely follow suit.

Inc.'s a bit more at ease with ink

Aug 20, 2007
Every summer about this time, after a couple of months of short sleeves and tank tops, you get a good idea of the increasing number of people sporting tattoos. And, as Pat Loeb found out, body art is becoming more…

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