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Should home ownership be the dream?

| Sep 8, 2008
Does that sense that every American ought to own a home get us and our financial institutions into trouble? Commentator Gregory Ip says we need to answer that question before we decide what to do with Fannie and Freddie.
Posted In: Economy

Blogs are abuzz on Apple release today

Rachel Dornhelm | Sep 9, 2008
Speculation is that Steve Jobs will announce several changes to iPods in a broadcast today. Some will also be looking for clues to the health of the reclusive CEO. Rachel Dornhelm has the story.

Home buyers still finding it tough

| Sep 8, 2008
For a middle-class family in Houston, homeownership should be a sure bet. Homes prices and the cost of living are below average. But some homebuyers are still finding it hard to make a deal. Kate Archer Kent reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Jobless rate's just the start of bad news

Steve Henn | Sep 5, 2008
Unemployment hit 6.1% last month -- the highest in nearly five years. It was the 8th-straight month of fewer jobs, with a total drop of 600,000 jobs this year. But some economists believe the real story is even uglier. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

A Budget Toolkit?

Chris Farrell | Sep 6, 2008
Question: Can you recommend a good online budgeting tool? Suzanne, Thiensville,WI...

Boeing machinists wait before walking

Mitchell Hartman | Sep 4, 2008
Union machinists at Boeing could hit picket lines by Friday night, if a two-day cooling off period doesn't stick. Mitchell Hartman has been following the story. He checks in with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Airlines, Jobs

Will your home insurance protect you?

Tess Vigeland | Sep 5, 2008
How are insurance companies treating hurricane zones in the Gulf and the Southeast coastline? Tess Vigeland talks with Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon about lessons learned from Hurricane Gustav.
Posted In: Housing

A recession? Let's try our new checklist

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 1, 2008
Kai Ryssdal goes through a handy list of things to look for as you try to figure out whether the American economy is in a recession.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

OPEC in a bind over falling oil prices

| Sep 5, 2008
When OPEC ministers meet next week, they will face a dilemma over oil prices -- should they decrease production to boost the price or stay the course? Brett Neely asks energy experts what to expect.
Posted In: Economy, Oil

Treasure hunting in Harvard's junk yard

| Sep 1, 2008
Harvard University gives away tons of used furniture and office equipment at its recycling center. Hammad Ahmed reports that these days it isn't just thrift seekers picking through the piles and bins.
Posted In: Charity, Education, Retail



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