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Mr. Bernanke and his colleagues at the Federal Open Market Committee cut short-term interest rates a quarter of a point today. But Wall Street and everybody else was banking on a half-point cut. Kai Ryssdal has the details.
A superfund intended to shore up confidence in Structured Investment Vehicles devastated by the subprime crisis has never caught on with banks. And today Warren Buffet put what's probably the last nail in its coffin. Amy Scott reports.
While U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is in Beijing for economic talks, China reported an inflation rate of 6.9% -- its highest in 11 years. Analysts say the country has too much cash on hand. Scott Tong reports.
The federal government wants to limit the number of flights in and out of New York's Kennedy Airport, where frequent delays cause back-ups around the country. Meanwhile, airlines are headed to court to fight a new passenger bill of rights. Alisa Roth reports.
Charities are making it easier than ever to give by dropping a dollar at the check-out stand or including a donation in a product's purchase price. Philanthropy consultant Lucy Bernholz tells Kai Ryssdal about the concept called embedded giving.
You've probably seen ads about what companies are doing for the environment or for the community. So many companies are jumping on the bandwagon that corporate responsibility has become an industry unto itself. Jill Barshay reports.
The Hollywood writers strike has halted production of new TV episodes, so NBC has begun giving money back to advertisers who had paid in advance. Other networks may follow. Jeff Tyler reports.
Looking for a competitive edge in its pursuit of Google, the search company Ask.com is marketing a way to erase the trail of digital bread crumbs you can leave behind. Lisa Napoli reports.