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GOP picks 'exceptionally average' state

| Aug 29, 2008
Republicans have chosen a backdrop for their convention -- Minnesota -- that reflects some of the same economic problems the country, and the new president, are going to have to deal with. Annie Baxter reports.

New Orleans port readies for storm

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 29, 2008
New Orleans is right in the middle of the area where Hurricane Gustav is projected to make landfall. Kai Ryssdal talks with Tom LaGrange of the Port of New Orleans about the preparations being made.

Wall Street takes county to woodshed

| Aug 29, 2008
In the mid-90's Alabama's Jefferson County issued $3 billion in bonds to pay for a new sewer system. But now the loan might end up dragging the county, which includes Birmingham, into the gutter. And Wall Street's not happy. Andrew Yeager reports.
Posted In: Investing

Comcast to cap customers' Internet use

Dan Grech | Aug 29, 2008
The nation's biggest cable company is setting a limit on how much data its customers can transfer to and from their computers in a month. But the cap isn't really about the Internet. It's about TV. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Internet

Why a woman should work

Tess Vigeland | Aug 29, 2008
Being a stay-at-home mom could be a precarious move, according to Leslie Bennetts, author of "The Feminine Mistake." She talks with host Tess Vigeland about the consequences passing on the workplace could have down the road.
Posted In: Jobs

Couples learn to work together

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Aug 29, 2008
Marriage takes a lot of work. Running a business isn't cake either. So what happens when your life partner is also your business partner? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Work Life: A little bit of everything

| Aug 29, 2008
Can't decide what to do with your work life? Who says you have to? We meet Sean Aiken, who is trying 52 jobs in 52 weeks. This week: stock picker.

Getting Personal

Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland | Aug 29, 2008
In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about saving for a child's education, getting a mortgage in retirement, American Depositary Receipts and providing health care for a family member.
Posted In: Education, Retirement

Americans in Dubai

Sean Cole | Aug 29, 2008
Nearly 80 percent of the people who live in Dubai are ex-pats, including 20,000 American citizens. Sean Cole brings us a few of their stories.
Posted In: Jobs

New job-seeking tool? It's the network

Jeremy Hobson | Aug 29, 2008
The business of online networking is growing, partly because people are using their networks to recruit and job-seek. As Jeremy Hobson reports, just like offline, it's not what you know, it's who you know.
Posted In: Internet, Jobs