Mar 4, 2008

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Segments From this episode

Bernanke calls for mortgage reductions

Mar 4, 2008
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke called for mortgage lenders to help defaulting homeowners by reducing the principal they owe on their mortgages. John Dimsdale reports banks are reluctant to follow the advice.

Paulson touts Bush housing crisis moves

Mar 4, 2008
The Hope Now Alliance has modified about 150,000 subprime loans since the federal mortgage program's inception. Tess Vigeland speaks with Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson about the program and other government efforts to fix the mortgage crisis.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson addresses members of U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Jan 22, 2008.
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Citigroup feels Dubai warning fallout

Mar 4, 2008
Citigroup's shares dropped 4% after the leader of a Dubai-owned investment firm stated that it will take "a lot more money" to rescue the struggling bank. Bob Moon reports on how Middle East investors influence the market.

A new wrinkle in Botox business

Mar 4, 2008
Botox maker Allergan Inc. received a subpoena for documents related to the anti-wrinkle injection. The company believes the subpoena relates to alleged off-label promotion of Botox to treat headaches. Jeff Tyler reports.

Atlantic City doubles down on casinos

Mar 4, 2008
In spite of a slowing economy, Atlantic City plans to spend almost $10 billion on a new wave of casino projects. The city is betting on a new demographic of gamblers to spruce up the local economy. Joel Rose…

Letters

Mar 4, 2008
Don't miss the missives from our listeners. This week our listeners weigh in on stories about compact fluorescent light bulbs and elephant sanctuaries.

Recalling old lessons from the New Deal

Mar 4, 2008
On the anniversary of President Roosevelt's first inaugural address, we look back on how he used the New Deal to help end the Great Depression. Tess Vigeland speaks with former Labor Secretary Robert Reich about how New Deal principles could…
U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt c. 1930 at the White House.
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Music from the episode

Hard Traveling Woody Guthrie
Atlantic City The Band
Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand The Detroit Cobras
Bandages Hot Hot Heat