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What overseas markets expect now

Scott Jagow | Jan 23, 2008
The Fed rate cut managed to ease some of the panic. What are investors overseas worrying about now? Scott Jagow talks to Bruce Einhorn of Businessweek Magazine in Hong Kong about what the mood is in the market over there.
Posted In: Economy

Watch out for those green ones...

Andrea Gardner | Jan 23, 2008
The maker of M&Ms wants to release a bag of greens-only candies to cash in on an urban legend about the romantic power of the colored chocolates. Andrea Gardner reports why it could be a risky campaign.
Posted In: Retail

The Fed wins the stimulus debate

| Jan 23, 2008
When it comes to stiumulating the economy, everyone from the president to Congress to the politicians on the campaign trail has a plan. Commentator Will Wilkinson says yesterday's Fed's rate cut won out over them all.

Second Life's economy slows down, too

Janet Babin | Jan 22, 2008
Second Life was supposed to be the next, great Internet space. But the virtual universe has been shrinking. It's even suffered some big, virtual bank defaults. Janet Babin reports.

Letters: It's your turn

| Jan 22, 2008
Kai Ryssdal reviews your letters about workplace culture, compensation for Iraqis, Mike Huckabee's tax plan, and what you're doing during the writers strike.

The essential job of a leader

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 22, 2008
How do you learn to lead in the world of high-stakes corporate affairs? Author Warren Bennis says it all comes down to one thing: Good judgment. He talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book.
Posted In: Books

Blue Cross Blue Shield rolls out flat fee

Stacey Vanek Smith | Jan 22, 2008
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is trying a new way of paying hospitals and doctors. Instead of paying for every hospital visit and surgery, the insurance giant is offering a flat, annual fee per patient. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Health

What's in your DNA?

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jan 22, 2008
A company called 23andMe is now offering a direct-to-consumer genetic testing service. For $999 it will give you a detailed analysis of your DNA. But might that be the very definition of too much information? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Health, Science

What will you get from Fed's rate cut?

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 22, 2008
Kevin Flanigan at Morgan Stanley tells Kai Ryssdal that the reduction in the federal funds rate means consumers can expect lower interest rates for mortgages and loans, but it may take several months.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Fed slashes rate early to calm markets

Bob Moon | Jan 22, 2008
Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve got up early this morning, had a look around and didn't like what they saw. The central bank cut its main interest rate three-quarters of a percent -- the biggest whack it's taken in 25 years. And another cut may be coming next week. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street