The people behind the polls The latest polls show John McCain's post-convention bounce losing steam, while Barack Obama's campaign seems to be benefiting from increased concern over the economy. Midmorning takes a closer look at how political polls are conducted, and whether they can be trusted.9:06 a.m.
Charles Franklin: Professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and codeveloper of Pollster.com.
Peter Brown: Assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
John Della Volpe: Director of Polling at the Harvard Institute of Politics. He's also founder and managing partner of SocialSphere Strategies.
How to protect your money in turbulent times More investment banks and other huge financial institutions continue to live on the edge of bankruptcy. Economists predict the loss of trillions of dollars in financial wealth disappearing worldwide. But does that mean you should take your money out of money markets and mutual funds? Personal financial consultant Ruth Hayden talks about what it takes to save during turbulent times.10:06 a.m.
Ruth Hayden: Finance consultant and author of several books, including "Your Money Life: The "Make-It-Work" Workbook."