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How's it going at your workplace?

Richard Core | Nov 21, 2008
We're interested in how the economic crisis and layoffs are changing people's behavior and the overall atmosphere at the place where you work. We...

Iowa prediction market

Chris Farrell | Nov 21, 2008
Here's part of nthe press release from the Iowa electronic prediction market:...

Credit cards hiking rates and fees

Chris Farrell | Nov 21, 2008
The Wall Street Journal has a good story about credit card companies hiking rates and raising fees. The credit card business is ripe for reform....

Land of the rising pun

Richard Core | Nov 21, 2008
From a posting on the Telegraph of London website ......
Posted In: Banks, Japan, puns

Deflation: What Happens When Prices Fall?

Chris Farrell | Nov 21, 2008
Here's the book cover:

Deflation pressures mounting

Chris Farrell | Nov 21, 2008
Forget the stock market. (Okay, that's hard to do.) But Paul Krugman at the New York Times has a truly scary chart. It's rising real rates--the...

Kosher turkey pricey on short supply

Renita Jablonski | Nov 21, 2008
There's a shortage of kosher turkey and beef thanks to the closing of supplier Agriprocessors, which had provided much of the country's kosher meat. Renita Jablonski reports the price of kosher turkeys has doubled.
Posted In: Food

If you've been wondering...

Kai Ryssdal | Nov 21, 2008
...who's getting how much of the bailout money, the New York Times has a handy-dandy tracking chart here....

Credit card debt also hurts creditors

Stacey Vanek Smith | Nov 21, 2008
Americans have more than $900 billion collectively in credit card debt, and it's as big a problem for the credit card companies as it is for the debtors. Stacey Vanek-Smith explores how creditors got into trouble.

How can Bush be productive at APEC?

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Nov 21, 2008
George W. Bush will be attending what will likely be his last meeting with world leaders at the APEC summit in Lima, Peru. Nancy Marshall Genzer explores what his focus should be as many note he no longer matters much.