Palin and Biden Square Off in Vice Presidential Debate


Opinions of the one and only vice presidential debate in the 2008 election depended on who the viewer supported going into the contest. Most agreed…read more

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In Key Election State, Housing and Job Concerns Rule


Judy Woodruff talks to voters in Florida about their economic worries and how it is affecting their voting choices. Young voters are concerned about finding…read more

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Presidential Debate: How Did They Do?


In their first debate, Senators Obama and McCain talked about the crisis on Wall Street and how a government bailout would affect their spending priorities,…read more

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Current Financial Crisis Echoes Lessons of the Great Depression


Following the Great Depression, large “universal banks” were broken down to separate commercial and investment banks giving rise to the giants of Goldman Sachs and…read more

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Dramatic Week Changes Economic Landscape


In one of the most dramatic weeks of economic upheavals in recent history, a 158-year-old investment bank went belly-up, another was sold, and the government…read more

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