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All Things Considered
Monday, September 8, 2008

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  • What's The Future For Fannie & Freddie?
    The government rescue of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac sent mortgage rates plunging on Monday. Some bond investors say this is a positive first sign. But the future of these two mortgage financing giants depends on what happens when a new administration takes over in Washington.
  • New Fannie, Freddie Head Discusses Takeover
    The federal government has taken over mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. James Lockhart, director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, says the move should help bring interest rates down and settle the markets.
  • Hall Of Fame Coach Haskins Dies
    College basketball coach Don Haskins has died at the age of 78. He changed the course of the college game in 1966 when he started five black players and led Texas Western to a championship upset over an all-white University of Kentucky team.
  • Lunch-Tray Exit Irks Some Students
    Across the country, schools are eliminating lunch trays to cut down on water use and for health reasons. A University of Virginia study found people tended to take more than they would actually eat if they had a tray. The move has irritated students, however.
  • After Conventions, McCain Takes Lead In Some Polls
    John McCain is running neck and neck with Barack Obama in polls and has a 10-point lead in one poll. But Obama is still strongly pursuing Ohio, Colorado, Iowa, New Mexico and Virginia; McCain is looking at New Hampshire, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
  • Willie Stark Lives On
    One of the best-known politicians of the 20th century was Willie Stark, the populist hero who rose to rule his state in All the King's Men. Stark has lived on in three stage plays, two movies, an opera and several required-reading lists.
  • New Program Would Make Ripping DVDs Easier
    Real Networks' new product, RealDVD, allows customers to rip DVDs onto a hard drive. New York Times technology correspondent Brad Stone says movie studios fear the program will lead consumers to illegally copy DVDs and stop buying them.
  • Theaters Look Beyond Movies To Fill Seats
    Movie theaters are looking beyond Hollywood to attract audiences. The Metropolitan Opera has simulcast shows over the past couple of years. Broadway shows, musical competitions and political debates have followed suit. Sporting events are next.
  • McCain, Palin Campaign In Missouri
    Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin campaigned in Missouri and touched on many of the same points made at the GOP convention. McCain indirectly talked about the government takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, criticizing it as a bailout.
  • Obama Talks Fannie, Freddie In Michigan
    Barack Obama was in Flint, Mich., Monday and talked about the takeover of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He said if banks expect the federal government to step in and provide support when something goes wrong, they must follow the rules.

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