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December 16th, 2008
Episode 69 of 943 episodes
The Federal Reserve sliced its benchmark interest rate to the lowest on record. Housing starts notch a historic low. Consumer prices fall again. But Ian Shepherdson says we're still not in deflation yet. Nor are we near the bottom. Plus: A Barnard professor explains the kind of trade a Bernard Madoff might have been making. It's complicated, but you'll get it.