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Ushering in a new era for credit

Tess Vigeland | May 22, 2009
Congress just passed a credit card consumer's bill of rights. But how will this new law protect card holders? Tess Vigeland and Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd discuss the ins and out of the legislation.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

Are low, low mortgage rates over?

Scott Jagow | May 29, 2009
Yesterday, I mentioned how the bond market was affecting the stock market. Well, of course, it also affects the housing market. This week,...

Is Tecktonik trademark a bad move?

| Apr 17, 2009
Tecktonik began as a dance style in the middle class suburbs south of Paris. Now it's a registered trademark that even has its own brand of duvet covers. As John Laurenson reports, not everyone's happy about that.
Posted In: Entertainment, Retail

GM boggles the mind

Scott Jagow | May 27, 2009
It's hard to comprehend what's happening with this car company. I don't know what's going on behind closed doors, but to the public, the outcome...

Next step for Kennedy health care plan

Steve Henn | May 29, 2009
Sen. Edward Kennedy is circulating a draft of his health care reform plan. Reporter Steve Henn talks with Kai Ryssdal about how much it will cost, what people are saying about it, and what comes next for the measure.

Sotomayor not a justice for these times

| May 27, 2009
The road for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor to become a justice is just beginning. Commentator David Frum says she's not a justice for these times. And she's not the only one.

Starbucks brews up rent reduction

Amy Scott | May 29, 2009
Starbucks is trying to cut costs, negotiating with some landlords to reduce rent for its stores by as much as 25 percent. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Food, Housing

Celeb tweets help push Anvil to success

| May 28, 2009
Claude Brodesser Akner, L.A. bureau chief for Advertising Age, talks with Kai Ryssdal about how heavy metal band Anvil managed to rock its way to the top through a documentary and support from a cable channel, celebrities and Twitter.
Posted In: Entertainment

Homes built for a new American Dream

Kai Ryssdal | May 13, 2009
Home developers are morphing designs to match the needs of homeowners in a new economy. Kai Ryssdal talks to Elizabeth Moule, an architect in Pasadena, Calif., who's using the subprime crisis as an opportunity to re-think how homes are built.
Posted In: Housing

Haiku time

Scott Jagow | May 21, 2009
A few days ago, for some odd reason, I was thinking of writing haikus about the recession. I got busy and didn't do it. Then today, I see that...



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