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Intel processing in tight market

Janet Babin | Oct 14, 2008
Intel's size may help it weather a tough credit market, but it will still have a rough ride ahead with the entire tech sector. Janet Babin reports why the industry needs to prove its worthiness.
Posted In: Science

For restaurants, it helps to franchise

| Oct 14, 2008
How do you manage a restaurant chain when everyone's eating in? DineEquity CEO Julia Stewart told Kai Ryssdal that the secret to success in a troubled market for Applebees and IHOP is selling to franchisees.

Slithering by a rough financial patch

Scott Jagow | Oct 14, 2008
It's not the best time to be in the business of snakes and spiders, but Brett Wilson is still managing his "lizard boy" career. Scott Jagow met up with Wilson and his girlfriend at their loft in downtown LA.
Posted In: Jobs

Can taxpayers bank on the new plan?

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Oct 14, 2008
So what does the U.S. government's new plan to invest directly into banks mean for the taxpayer? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports the idea is that everyone will get their money back eventually.

Relief drives European confidence

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Oct 14, 2008
European investors seem to like where the U.S. government is going by investing in banks. Scott Jagow talks to Stephen Beard about the British government's efforts over banks and how that's effected the country.

Oh, the irony...

Scott Jagow | Oct 14, 2008
The banks got us into this mess by over-borrowing and investing in very shaky financial instruments. And how are we going to fix the problem? By...

Take the money...

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 14, 2008
So here's tomorrow's lede story....

Is there a divine hand in the Dow?

Sean Cole | Oct 13, 2008
We've yet to spot a guy walking around with a sign that says "the end is nigh," but the chatter on Armageddon and Rapture Web sites is heating up. Sean Cole decided it was time to check in with a few "end time economists."
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Don't forget the already poor

| Oct 13, 2008
Charities are taking a blow from the economic crisis, as are emerging-nation businesses that rely on loans and profits. Commentator Edward Miguel warns of the consequences of heightened poverty.
Posted In: Charity, Economy

Green voters on the coming election

| Oct 13, 2008
Environmental regulations, conservation, alternative energy development -- all have come to be serious issues on the campaign trail. Mitchell Hartman investigates what "green voters" want from the next administration.
Posted In: Economy