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Rescue now targets loans, mortgages
In the latest installment of the bailout, the Federal Reserve plans to target consumer loans and mortgage-related debt with an $800 billion infusion. It's an effort to get money flowing again in the secondary market that invests in those loans.
Will economic stabilization act work?
In the best-case scenario of the government's latest rescue effort, the Fed buys up outstanding mortgages to get banks lending and consumers spending again. But Senior Business Correspondent Bob Moon asks, Is this going to work?
Cost of rescue plan keeps on growing
The Treasury Department's rescue plan is looking a lot different than what was sold to Congress in September. With so much taxpayer money on the line, the tab's getting bigger than lawmakers imagined. Our Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale reports.
Mining company doesn't dig takeover
About 18 months ago Australian mining giant BHP Billiton decided it was a good time to get bigger. It launched a hostile bid for its smaller British rival Rio Tinto -- a $200 billion deal. But today BHP walked away. Dan Grech reports.
Layoffs leave mark on those left behind
Whether layoffs come in bunches or one by one, it's never fun to be on the receiving end. And it's not much better for those who are left behind. Sally Herships reports.
Your opinions, from the Big 3 to TARP
Kai Ryssdal reviews your letters and comments about a bailout of the Big Three automakers, serial-return shoppers, and a suggested new name for the Troubled Asset Relief Program -- with a stronger acronym.
Taking Stock: Health care
Even before the economic crisis, health care has been a pressing issue. Kai Ryssdal talks with economist and health-care expert Victor Fuchs about what we, as a society, need to think about in this very tumultuous time.
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Elephant Woman Blonde Redhead
In Amber Love As Laughter
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