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In the final presidential debate last night, Republican John McCain said the housing advocacy group ACORN, which also registers low and moderate income voters, is "now on the verge of perpetrating one of the greatest frauds in voter history in this country, and maybe destroying the fabric of democracy." Exactly what is ACORN accused of? We speak with Evan Perez, who's covering the story for the Wall Street Journal and Austin King, National Director of ACORN's Financial Justice Center.

Why Are The Markets Still in a Free Fall?

The federal government has taken unprecedented action to shore up the country's faltering economy, by promising to inject banks with hundreds of billions of dollars and thawing out the frozen credit market.

Joe The Plumber

We heard a lot about him from both Senators McCain and Obama. We take a listen to some of the exchange that took place between Senator Obama and Joe Wurzelbacher.

The View from Argentina

Last night's debate was the final chance for Americans to compare Barack Obama and John McCain as they decide who deserves their vote. For some Americans living abroad the outcome of the coming election has a deep significance. It could determine whether or not it's a good time to come home. Producer Ian Mount spent the debate with expatriates in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Dead Cat Bounce

It's a rather unfortunate phrase associated with Wall Street. We ask Barry Ritholtz, CEO and director of equity research Fusion IQ, what does it mean?

The Gabe Dixon Band

The new CD by the Nashville band is getting rave reviews. Critics are comparing the piano based trio's sound to Elton John.

This program aired on October 16, 2008.

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