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FCC may hang up on phone service info

| Sep 4, 2008
The Federal Communications Commission is considering cutting back on the information it collects from the nation's biggest telecommunications providers about service problems. Steve Henn reports.

Disability claimants wait ... and wait

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Sep 4, 2008
About 7 million Americans collect disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. Another 2.5 million people apply each year, leaving hundreds of thousands stuck in a backlog for approval. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Health

Southeast prepares for Hanna's arrival

Kai Ryssdal | Sep 4, 2008
The hurricane watch has shifted away from the Gulf Coast to Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas as tropical storm Hanna approaches. Kai Ryssdal talked with two business owners who are getting ready.

Have oil companies manipulated prices?

| Sep 4, 2008
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is looking into whether oil companies have been manipulating prices, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Ashley Milne-Tyte has more.
Posted In: Oil, Wall Street

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

Productivity is up, but wages aren't

Janet Babin | Sep 4, 2008
American workers' productivity in the last quarter was way up, according to a government report. But another report says labor costs decreased. That may be good news for those worried about inflation, but not so good for workers. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Hot wheels

Lori Stassi | Sep 4, 2008
Could gas prices be driving up fraudulent car theft claims?...

FCC to collect less info on phone service

Steve Henn | Sep 4, 2008
On Friday, federal regulators are expected to dial back on the amount of information collected when consumers make complaints about bad phone service. Steve Henn asks what consumer advocates think of that.

Credit Score: Carry A Balance or Not?

Chris Farrell | Sep 4, 2008
Question: My 23 year old son applied for a credit card and was turned down because of "lack of credit history." We had held a joint credit card...
Posted In: Credit Cards

BP settles TNK dispute with Russians

| Sep 4, 2008
British Petroleum and its billionaire Russian partners in Russian oil company TNK have settled a long-running dispute. The deal includes removal of CEO Robert Dudley as CEO. Brett Neely has more.