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A new business model for magazines

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Aug 11, 2008
Magazine subscriptions have retained steady business despite numbers falling at newsstands. But that isn't necessarily good news for the magazine industry. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Georgia conflict could hurt oil

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Aug 11, 2008
Heavy fighting in Georgia could do damage to a crucial oil pipeline supplying Western Europe. Scott Jagow talks to Stephen Beard about why the pipeline is important and why it's so vulnerable.
Posted In: Oil

Hot Jobs: Mac's is big on Cape Cod

Sean Cole | Aug 8, 2008
Mac's Seafood in Wellfleet, Mass., has been serving up eats to hungry beach-goers since 1995. For our Hot Jobs series, we stopped by to talk to one of the servers, who says the whole place really cooks.
Posted In: Jobs

Private-equity firm quietly makes deals

Amy Scott | Aug 8, 2008
Private-equity firms invested just $50 billion in the U.S. in the first half of this year, compared to $300 billion last year. Private equity is a notoriously private business. But Amy Scott got a rare look at how one firm is adapting.

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 8, 2008
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

Firm gets good results from bad ideas

| Aug 8, 2008
Tens of thousands of new consumer products hit American store shelves every year. About 90% fail. A Michigan consulting company collects many of those products, and companies pay big bucks to get inside and have a peek. Dustin Dwyer reports.

Safeway expands organic brand's sales

| Aug 8, 2008
Some consumers are pushing their carts away from more expensive natural and organic brand names. So the Safeway grocery chain is offering its cheaper organic label -- even for competitors' shelves. Renita Jablonski reports.
Posted In: Food, Retail

Where's the loyalty to frequent fliers?

Alisa Roth | Aug 8, 2008
If you've redeemed frequent flier miles lately, you may have found airlines are adding fees to them. The idea behind frequent-flier programs was to build customer loyalty. How long can the fees continue before the loyalty disappears? Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Airlines, Travel

UBS tries buyback to raise confidence

Bob Moon | Aug 8, 2008
UBS says it will buy back $19 billion-worth of auction-rate securities from its customers. With billions of losses already on its books, can UBS afford it? Bob Moon reports that maybe they can't afford not to.

Consumers feel Fannie Mae's pain

Steve Henn | Aug 8, 2008
Fannie Mae announced a $2.3 billion loss for the quarter that ended in June, which makes some wonder what's next for the housing market and the American economy. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Housing