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The SEC is accused of dropping the ball with Madoff. Now there are allegations that Robert Allen Stanford scammed investors out of $8 billion. What does someone have to do to get the watchdog commission's attention? Ronni Radbill reports.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to help his city's slumping financial sector. He announced a plan that will invest millions of dollars to strengthen Wall Street and encourage start-ups to come to the Big Apple. Ashley-Milne Tyte reports.
In this financial crisis, there are tons of numbers being bandied about -- hundreds of billions of trillions of dollars used to stimulate, bailout and lose. Commentator K.C. Cole says these days, a big number like a trillion is something we can't even grasp.
Thousands of men and women leave the military every year and many struggle to find work in the civilian world. Some businesses are making it easier by hiring military workers. Amy Scott visited one of them.
Marketplace for Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009