- Obama's attention to urban policy
Top aides say President-elect Barack Obama plans to institute a new office of urban policy. The goal is to help cities that are dealing with dwindling finances and growing infrastructure and housing needs, with the current economic crisis adding to the problem.9:06 a.m.
R. T. Rybak: Minneapolis mayor.
Shirley Franklin: Atlanta mayor.
Rachel Godsil: Law professor at Seton Hall who focuses on the race, poverty and land use.
- Bailout of the auto industry?
Auto executives representing GM, Ford and Chrysler continue to make their cases for a $25 billion loan from the federal government. Whether they succeed in convincing skeptical lawmakers to bail them out or not, a huge restructuring of the industry is still likely.10:06 a.m.
Douglas Baird: Law professor who specializes in bankruptcy, University of Chicago.
Kevin Tynan: Senior automotive analyst at Argus Research.
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