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More import inspections won't be cheap

Dan Grech | Apr 24, 2008
Product recalls, from pet food to toys, have prompted calls for tighter import inspections. The House is considering a proposal to charge food and drug producers hundreds of millions of dollars to improve product safety. Dan Grech reports.

Now clothing costs are going up too

Sarah Gardner | Apr 24, 2008
Just like food and energy, garment costs are going up. In fact, the increases are, in part, because of food and energy. Sarah Gardner unravels the cost of clothing.
Posted In: Retail

Target says good-bye to credit-card debt

Jeff Tyler | Apr 24, 2008
Target says it's had to write off a chunk of its outstanding credit-card debt. It's bad news for one of the country's biggest retailers, and worse for card holders who are discovering they can't pay what they owe. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

Senator: Time for Iraq to pay its way

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 24, 2008
While Congress considering a supplemental spending request Iraq and Afghanistan, Nebraska Democrat Ben Nelson is among the lawmakers who say it's past time for the U.S. to stop paying for reconstruction. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.

Iraq amassing funds as oil flows

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 24, 2008
Special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction Stuart Bowen has issued a report that says the country could net $70 billion in oil revenues this year -- more than enough for Baghdad to begin paying its own way. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.

Ford's surprise: a quarterly profit

| Apr 24, 2008
The automaker beat the odds today, posting a net income of $100 million. Strong sales in Europe and South America, and employee buyouts are cited as contributing factors. Jill Barshay reports on the turnaround.
Posted In: Auto

TV sweeps after the writers' strike

| Apr 24, 2008
Tonight, you'll start to see new episodes of popular shows on television. That's right, despite what it says on the calendar, today is the beginning of May sweeps. Marketplace's Jeff Tyler brings us up to speed.
Posted In: Entertainment

Ford posts a quarterly profit

Jill Barshay | Apr 24, 2008
The automaker bucked the odds today, posting a net income of $100 million. Strong sales in Europe and South America, and employee buyouts are cited as contributing factors. Marketplace's Jill Barshay reports on the surprising news.
Posted In: Auto

Flour prices rise, bakery profits fall

| Apr 24, 2008
The cost of flour has almost tripled for some bakeries, leaving owners with the uncomfortable option of raising prices and possibly losing customers at the same time. Ashley Milne-Tyte visits bread makers in New York.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

Credit Suisse suffers more losses

Stephen Beard | Apr 24, 2008
Switzerland's second-largest bank is writing off $2 billion for the first quarter. But then again, UBS, Switzerland's biggest bank, lost $37 billion. Reporting from London, Stephen Beard looks into possible cautious optimism for Credit Suisse.

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