The best way to boost the economy The Federal Reserve cut interest rates in part to reassure investors on Wall Street. Meanwhile President Bush and Congress are trying to come up with an economic stimulus package to boost, at least temporarily, the flagging U.S. economy. Midmorning discusses whether either measures will help.9:06 a.m.
Jim Paulsen: chief investment strategist of Wells Capital Management.
Eileen Appelbaum: economist at Rutgers. She also directs the Center for Women and Work.
Loans to fight poverty Nobel Peace prize winner and micro-lender Muhammad Yunus says the problem of poverty is one that can be solved. Yunus built a $6 billion business in large part by making small business loans, beginning with a $27 loan to Bangladeshi villagers.10:06 a.m.
Muhammad Yunus: author of the new book, "Creating a World Without Poverty."