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What hurts the U.S. helps Seattle

| Dec 27, 2007
The housing slump and weak dollar may be hurting much of the U.S., but the economy in Seattle is doing surprisingly fine. Phyllis Fletcher reports what may seem bad for everyone else can be good for Washington state.
Posted In: Economy

A crackdown year for illegal immigrants

Lisa Napoli and Dan Grech | Dec 27, 2007
What was supposed to be the year of comprehensive immigration reform became the year of cracking down on illegal immigrants. Host Lisa Napoli takes a year-end look at illegal immigration with reporter Dan Grech.

Where is Japan's ocean boundary?

Scott Tong | Dec 27, 2007
The Japanese prime minister's visit to China will focus on improving the countries' relations, but the issue of the water boundary between the two countries might make things hairy. Scott Tong reports.

'Twas the day after Christmas . . .

Amy Scott | Dec 26, 2007
Ever been out shopping the morning after Christmas? It's kind of busy, actually. People sneaking out of work to spend gift cards and snap up a few post-holiday bargains. Amy Scott caught up with one shopper -- the kind retailers are counting on.
Posted In: Retail

Relearning the significance of risk

Steve Tripoli | Dec 26, 2007
Lack of oversight and regulation paved the way for the subprime lending collapse and the nation's current credit crunch. Steve Tripoli has been covering the story and says the root problem was people forget about risk. He explains with host Amy Scott.
Posted In: Crime, Housing, Wall Street

Armoires can't hold latest in TV fashion

| Dec 26, 2007
The armoire is the workhorse of the modern luxury hotel room. Or it was until the flat screen TV came along. Mary-Rose Abraham reports on how hotels are thinking outside of the big, wooden box.
Posted In: Travel

America needs immigrants' ambition

| Dec 26, 2007
Illegal immigration is still a hot topic on the campaign trail. But commentator Robert Reich says the current debate over the issue misses the mark.
Posted In: Immigration

Prospering at helping cheaters

Amy Scott | Dec 26, 2007
Some 2 million certification exams are taken in the I.T. profession alone every year. The Boston Globe has been investigating a new industry that helps people cheat on those tests. Correspondent Kevin Baron discussed his findings with host Amy Scott.

Indonesia rebuilds with tsunami aid

Jeremy Hobson | Dec 26, 2007
Three years ago a tsunami in Indonesia killed more than 230,000 people. It also spurred an outpouring of $13 billion in aid from around the globe. Jeremy Hobson reports on where the money went.
Posted In: Charity

Buffett buys manufacturing giant

Jill Barshay | Dec 26, 2007
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway agreed to buy 60% of the manufacturing giant Marmon Holdings. At $4.5 billion it's the biggest deal Buffett's done outside the insurance business. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street