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June 22nd, 2009
Episode 150 of 911 episodes
President Barack Obama's plan for overhauling regulation of the U.S. financial system calls for eliminating the Office of Thrift Supervision. David Kestenbaum visits the OTS to get the mood from employees, but only finds one person willing to talk, spokesman Bill Rubbery. Plus, our podcast about tariffs last week prompted a lot of you to ask "Are they really so bad?" Today economist Arvind Subramanian of the Peterson Institute weighs in.