Jul 16, 2008
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Today's report that inflation at the consumer level shot up more than 1% last month, due mostly to skyrocketing energy prices, puts the Federal Reserve in a tough spot. Jeff Tyler explains.
The SEC decision to crack down on an especially risky variety of short-selling -- naked shorting -- has prompted a big debate on Wall Street about how much shorting, naked or otherwise, ought to be allowed. Alisa Roth reports.
Republican lawmakers have helped override a presidential veto on Medicare, and they've called for more time to consider the Treasury Department's plan to help Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports on the GOP rebelliousness.
Most political candidates now fund their campaigns through what are called "leadership political action committees." In the first part of a special series, Steve Henn explains how those PACs work in the presidential election.