Aug 19, 2009

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Segments From this episode

Settlement could unlock bank secrecy

Aug 19, 2009
An agreement reached between the U.S. and Switzerland over secret American accounts held at the Swiss bank UBS may open the way for revelations of tax evasion at other banks. John Dimsdale reports.

FDIC looks to benefit from bank rescues

Aug 19, 2009
When the FDIC swooped in last week to facilitate the sale of failed Colonial BancGroup to BB&T, it pushed for something new called a "clawback." Karen Petrou of Federal Financial Analytics explains the new policy with Tess Vigeland.
The FDIC emblem.
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Corporate bonds: Attractive and risky

Aug 19, 2009
For investors willing to tie up their money for a long time, corporate bonds -- essentially long-term loans to companies -- have become an attractive investment. But, as Bob Moon reports, your 401(k), pension or mutual fund could be on…

Interpreting dream of home ownership

Aug 19, 2009
The feeding of Americans' desire to own their own homes has been cited as a major cause of the current financial crisis. John Wasik, author "The Cul de Sac Syndrome," says there's a dark side to this part of the…
A new Pulte Homes Inc. subdivision in Novi, Mich.
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Seeking a clearer health care message

Aug 19, 2009
The health care debate has taken several twists and turns, from discussions about covering the nation's uninsured to fights over its costs and screaming matches at town hall meetings. Now President Obama's supporters are advising a return to basics. Tamara…

Promotion of Gardasil questioned

Aug 19, 2009
Professional medical associations' advocacy for the cervical cancer vaccine, Gardasil, has closely resembled the marketing campaign by Merck, the drug's manufacturer, according to a study by the Journal of the American Medical Association. Joel Rose reports.

Search for teachers goes overseas

Aug 19, 2009
School districts from Maryland to California are turning their focus outside the United States to fill certain teaching jobs. Gigi Douban reports from Birmingham, Ala.

Baby boomers hold the key to recovery

Aug 19, 2009
Commentator David Frum says we should all be paying attention to how the baby boomers handle their assets as they enter retirement age, because they will affect what the economic recovery looks like.

Music from the episode

Geraldine Glasvegas
Born On The Cusp The American Analog Set
Doldrums Cul De Sac
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