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Jun 19, 2008

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Bear Stearns execs arrested for fraud

Jun 19, 2008
Two Bear Stearns hedge fund managers have been charged with fraud for allegedly lying to investors about problems within the bank prior to its billion-dollar collapse. What effect will their arrests have on Wall Street's credibility? Jill Barshay reports.

FBI cracks down on mortgage industry

Jun 19, 2008
The Justice Department has announced indictments of hundreds of industry insiders they say defrauded borrowers. John Dimsdale has more.

Obama says no to public financing

Jun 19, 2008
Senator Barack Obama has opted against receiving federal public financing for the general election, allowing him the freedom to spend whatever he can raise and prompting some controversy. Steve Henn reports.

Small businesses turn to credit cards

Jun 19, 2008
As banks tighten requirements for loans, many small business owners are relying on credit cards for capital, prompting card providers to offer up special business accounts. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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A look back at the NBA season

Jun 19, 2008
The rekindling of the storied Lakers-Celtics rivalry was supposed to save the NBA's sagging television ratings. Host Bob Moon asks ESPN's Henry Abbott if the series turned out to be a slam dunk for the league.

Telecom immunity in new FISA bill

Jun 19, 2008
A revamped FISA law could shield them from liability could shield U.S. phone companies from lawsuits they face for participating in a warrantless wiretapping program. Host Bob Moon talks with New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau about the bill's chances…

Big Oil plans its return to Iraq

Jun 19, 2008
Iraq's oil ministry has announced plans for the first major deals with Western oil companies since the 2003 invasion. Jeremy Hobson reports.

A latte art in a cup

Jun 19, 2008
Baristas around the world are putting extra designs into the foam atop their lattes and cappuccinos to differentiate their shops from the coffee-house chains. Stuart Cohen visited a competition where designs in coffee and steamed milk were served up by…

Music from the episode

Save It For Later Harvey Danger
You're so Vain Carly Simon
Blood Sons And Daughters
Blood Sons And Daughters