Friday, September 18, 2009

What's on The Tom Sullivan Show 9-18-09

Pay Limits
The Federal Reserve wants to limit compensation for bank executives, traders and loan officers in order to discourage risk-taking.  How will reducing risk affect innovation and growth in the industry?  And what will happen to small businesses?  Tom says banks that are 'too big to fail' are a risk to the entire economy. 
 
Future of FHA
The housing crisis has hit the Federal Housing Administration with a large amount of defaults.  Now the White House wants to curb those defaults by allowing the recently unemployed to skip payments, get loans and stay in their homes.  Should the government give this kind of help to out-of-work homeowners?  And is an FHA bailout on the horizon? 
 
Health Savings Accounts
HSAs are often overlooked and largely misunderstood by many Americans. They're designed to help you manage your medical bills, but they can also be a great investment.  And with Congress debating health reform bill, is now a good time to invest in the health industry?  Deutche Bank Drug Analyst Barbara Ryan joins Tom.