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Sen. Hillary Clinton
Sen. Hillary Clinton

Clinton: bailout success depends on leadership

Senator Hillary Clinton voted for the $700 billion bailout last week to keep the nation's financial crisis from spreading because, she said, all elements of the economy, from Wall Street banks to small-town businesses and farms, are interconnected. But whether and how much the bailout helps Americans depends on what happens next to implement the bailout and make sure Main Street as well as Wall Street benefits. Clinton said she'll be introducing legislation modeled on the New Deal Homeowners Loan Corporation to help people refinance their home mortgages. Speaking with All Before Five host Jonathan Brown yesterday afternoon, she started with a long list of what more needs to be done.  Go to full article

Spitzer faces budget mess

Eliot Spitzer will face a number of challenges when he becomes New York's Governor. One of the first is the state budget, which the governor-elect has already said is riddled with problems. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.  Go to full article
John C. Bogle
John C. Bogle

Adirondack Roundtable: John C. Bogle, The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism

In this year's final Adirondack Roundtable sponsored by the Lake Placid Institute, we hear John C. Bogle, founder and former chief executive of The Vanguard Group, Inc., one of the two largest mutual fund organizations in the world. In his latest book, The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism, he looks at the inequalities and inefficiencies that result from the shift from "owner capitalism," with its emphasis on the production of tangible assets, toward "manager capitalism," where the interests of investment managers collide with the interests of business owners and shareholders. Mr Bogle is introduced by Marilyn Heimerdinger.  Go to full article

Adirondack Roundtable: Financial Columnist Gretchen Morgenson

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times financial editor and columnist Gretchen Morgenson talks about the ongoing corporate scandals and the questionable executive, accounting and board behaviors that threaten the integrity of US financial markets. This is the first of a series of Adirondack Roundtable talks sponsored by the Lake Placid Institue that NCPR will record.  Go to full article

Socially Conscious Investing Catching On

The amount of money invested in so-called socially responsible mutual funds continues to grow. But as the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Bill Poorman reports, they're still a small part of the big picture.  Go to full article

Coalition Proposes Tax Increase to Close State's Budget Gap

Governor Pataki says he won't include any ?job-killing? tax increases in his new budget. 200 human service groups have formed a coalition to argue that the spending cuts that Pataki says he'll propose can also reduce jobs in New York. The new coalition says tax surcharges on New Yorkers who can afford to pay are a better answer. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

State Senate Leader Warns Budget Problems Could Get Worse

New York's Senate Majority Leader says the combined projected state budget deficit of $12 billion dollars could be even bigger. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Pataki Hints at Size of 2003-04 Revenue Shortfall

Governor Pataki is still remaining mum on how he'll deal with the state's budget deficit, estimated to be as high as 10 billion dollars. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Fears Spread About How Lawmakers Will Close State Budget Gap

The state faces a huge budget crisis, as state lawmakers remain silent on solutions. Meanwhile, fears are growing that lawmakers will raid two large pots of money to help close the gap. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

State Budget Gets Final Review

Governor Pataki and legislative leaders say they may finally have a state budget in place later this week. They say they're putting the final touches on a budget that will likely contain some new fees, including an extra surcharge on cell phones. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

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