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A loan with a little help from your peers

Stacey Vanek Smith | Jun 10, 2008
With the credit crunch making it harder for even those with good credit to get a loan, small business entrepreneurs are increasingly turning to peer-to-peer lending. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to a few who have prospered.
Posted In: Investing

No insurance? What about not enough?

Jeremy Hobson | Jun 10, 2008
The number of uninsured Americans gets a lot of media coverage, but that doesn't mean we should ignore the ranks of those without enough insurance. Jeremy Hobson reports on the growing number of underinsured.
Posted In: Health

Barack Obama is simply a doll

| Jun 10, 2008
Not getting enough of presidential hopeful Barack Obama? Now for the right price, you can take a miniature him home. Renita Jablonski talks to German doll maker Marcel Offermann about his tribute to the presidential nominee.

A stateside return for VW?

Alisa Roth | Jun 10, 2008
Volkswagen may have closed its U.S. plants in 1988, but the car maker wants to make a stateside comeback. Alisa Roth sites reasons for the company's return, including a weaker dollar and the price of exporting cars.
Posted In: Auto

Senate works on lowering oil prices

Sam Eaton | Jun 10, 2008
The Senate is voting on an energy bill designed to force oil prices down by taxing oil companies and granting federal authority to sue OPEC nations in U.S. courts. But Sam Eaton reports the move may be little more than PR in an election year.

Keeping above the subprime mess

Kai Ryssdal | Jun 10, 2008
Banks have made bad decisions and lost billions in the credit crunch. Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf talks about how his bank has been riding out the subprime storm.

Shh - don't tell anyone - these apartments are green!

Janne K. Flisrand | Jun 9, 2008
Riding home the other night, I saw a big sign: "The First Green Apartments in Minneapolis."...

U.S. winemakers toast to a strong euro

Jeremy Hobson | Jun 9, 2008
As the euro drives up the prices of international wines, U.S. vineyards are seeing a bump in sales. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy


| Jun 9, 2008
We think it's cleaner and safer, and we'll pay any price to get it, even though it comes out of faucets for a fraction of a cent. Author Elizabeth Royte talks to Kai Ryssdal about America's obsession with bottled water.
Posted In: Books

Fears pull tomatoes off the menu

Janet Babin | Jun 9, 2008
Grocery stores and restaurants are rushing to remove tomatoes as salmonella fears spread and regulators try to figure out where the bacteria came from and how to stop it. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Retail