Dec 18, 2008

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Schapiro faces huge job in reviving SEC

Dec 18, 2008
As President-elect Obama's nominee to lead the SEC, Mary Schapiro will be confronted with a slew of problems. The agency that's supposed to police Wall Street increasingly finds itself derided as Keystone Cops. Steve Henn reports.

Wall St. bonuses often more like salary

Dec 18, 2008
It's bonus season on Wall Street. But this year investment firms are reducing bonuses for most employees. Why is anyone on Wall Street getting a bonus at all? Jeremy Hobson reports.

New rules adopted for credit cards

Dec 18, 2008
Federal regulators have approved new rules to protect consumers from surprise interest rate hikes and fees on their credit cards. But banks say the rules will hurt card holders, whether they have good credit or bad. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Wages aren't the real issue in bailout

Dec 18, 2008
Wages and other labor costs have been a main source of contention in talks about the auto bailout. But the debate is about much more than hourly pay. Commentator Harley Shaiken says the future of the economy is at stake.

Even sports leagues are in the red zone

Dec 18, 2008
Sports have been generally immune from economic downturns. But not this time. Major leagues such as the NFL and NBA have had layoffs. And the situation is worse for lower-level sports. Business Week Sports Editor Mark Hyman gives Tess Vigeland…
Will Houlder of the New York Dragons tackles Will Pettis of the Dallas Desperados during an Arena Football League game in 2007.
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Music from the episode

Sunroof Marcio Montarroyos, Cidinho, Sergio Fernando de Souza, Jon Hiseman, Lincoln Olivetti, Leo Gandelman, Jamil Joanes, Sergio Dias
In The Morning - Hot Chip Remix Junior Boys, Hot Chip
In The Morning - Hot Chip Remix Junior Boys, Hot Chip

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