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Should I wear a surgical mask?

Scott Jagow | Apr 28, 2009
I'm heading off on vacation for the next few days. And yes, I will be flying. The travel industry is clearly worried about swine flu. I guess I...

Gulf Coast waits for Gustav's next move

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 27, 2008
The latest forecast calls for Tropical Storm Gustav to make landfall on the Gulf Coast Monday morning. Kai Ryssdal talks with oil worker Buddy Bollfrass about how oil companies are getting ready.
Posted In: Oil

Some CEO perks buried in the footnotes

| Apr 27, 2009
There has been a lot of outcry over Wall Street's big bonuses. But many other CEO's are getting posh perks too. Kai Ryssdal speaks with's Michelle Leder, who has been tracking some of the perks.
Posted In: Jobs

Lean times for savers likely to continue

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Apr 28, 2009
Rates of interest on savings accounts have fallen along with the federal funds rate. As Ashley Milne-Tyte reports, savers are likely to face more lean times.
Posted In: Savings

Fast cash ads on the rise

Sean Cole | Apr 24, 2009
TV and Internet ads promising fast cash for almost no work have been around forever. They also seem to be on the rise as the economy is on the decline. Are they scams or legitimate? Sean Cole reports.

Tyson Foods partners to feed your pet

Caitlan Carroll | Mar 17, 2009
People are cutting back on a lot of things in this downturn, but not on pet needs. That may be one reason why meat producer Tyson Foods is partnering with Freshpet to enter the pet food business. Caitlan Carroll reports.

Sexy not a sell for Pontiac right now

Steve Henn | Apr 27, 2009
General Motors has been relying on male fantasies about muscle cars to make Pontiac sexy, and it's worked in the past. But in this economy, people are picking practicality over sex appeal. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Auto

GM's brand strategy right on the money

| Apr 27, 2009
With General Motors pulling its Pontiac brand off the market, some analysts think the automaker should keep going and dump more brands. But commentator David Kiley says GM has gone far enough.
Posted In: Auto

Planes panic New Yorkers

Scott Jagow | Apr 27, 2009
Hundreds of workers ran from the New York Mercantile Exchange this morning. Why? Well, what would you do if you worked near the World Trade...

Complaints may finally pay off

| Apr 24, 2009
Consumer groups have been fielding complaints about credit card companies for a while now, but legislation may be right around the corner. Linda Sherry of Consumer Action talks about the biggest gripes she has heard over the years.
Posted In: Economy



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