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Romney Shifts Gears On Auto Industry Bailout

Mitt Romney has very publicly opposed the government bailout of the auto industry. So the likely GOP nominee raised more than a few eyebrows this week when he said: "I'll take a lot of credit for the fact that this industry's come back."
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Airline Industry Retrenching

High fuel costs and the possibility of more consolidation are reshaping the airline industry. Kojo explores changes in the air and how they'll affect U.S. travelers.

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Big Losing Bet Tarnishes Wall Street Titan JPMorgan

JPMorgan Chase was one of the few major banking companies to emerge from the financial crisis with its reputation intact. Now, with revelations that it lost at least $2 billion in a hedging strategy gone wrong, that reputation is in tatters. And analysts say the loss raises doubts about other U.S. banks.
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JPMorgan's 'London Whale' Behind Major Losses

Audie Cornish speaks with Bloomberg TV's Wall Street Inside Track correspondent Stephanie Ruhle. She's been reporting on the story of the "London Whale" since last month.
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In Greece, Third Bid For Coalition Government Fails

Now, once again the country is on the verge of losing its bailout funds.
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The Cost of Economic Inequality

A discussion about the role of income inequality in today's economy and its consequences for our future.

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JPMorgan 'Rogue Trader' Losses Send Chills Through Markets

The largest U.S. bank lost $2 billion due to a single, London-based "rogue trader," the company's CEO admits.
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Candidates Must Juggle Inconsistent Economic Data

Every day there's a new economic indicator. Some are up. Some are down. And all are spun by the political parties.
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Happy Renters Stay On Homeownership Sidelines

U.S. homeownership rates have fallen to their lowest point since 1997, despite the homebuyer tax credit and enduring rock-bottom interest rates. Two years ago on Morning Edition, we profiled two couples who were renting with no regrets. Have they changed their tune?

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