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.
Commentator Robert Reich says "The Great Moderation" of the last two decades led Americans to think we didn't need much by way of social insurance. But now, he says, a radical economic swing is back and we should react to it.
In his continuing series of interviews on oil prices, host Kai Ryssdal talks with Fareed Mohamedi of PFC Energy about how Nigeria's production of about 2 million barrels of crude a day affects what we pay at the gas pump.
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.
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.
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