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Workplace outlook: surprisingly positive

Scott Jagow | Aug 10, 2007
A poll of corporate executives and middle managers on the future of the workplace 10 years from now unearthed some interesting and surprising answers, but perhaps none more so than the degree of job satisfaction. BusinessWeek's Peter Coy fills us in.
Posted In: Jobs

Swim at your own risk

| Aug 10, 2007
You might start seeing more of those "No Lifeguard on Duty" warning signs. The American Red Cross says beaches and pools across the country are experiencing a shortage of people who are qualified and willing to do the job. Pat Loeb reports.
Posted In: Jobs

SEC wades into subprime mess

Jeremy Hobson | Aug 10, 2007
There's word this morning that the SEC is digging into the books at top Wall Street banks and brokerage firms to make sure they're not hiding any subprime losses. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Virgin Air lands in Asia

Sam Eaton | Aug 10, 2007
With Virgin America now off the ground, British billionaire Richard Branson has jetted across the Pacific to announce a new partnership in Asia, where the demand for budget flights is booming. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Canada

Early primaries feed local economies

Steve Tripoli | Aug 10, 2007
States like Florida and South Carolina are jockeying to move their primaries and caucuses earlier than ever. It's mostly about political clout, to be sure, but early primaries are a boost for local economies too. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Washington

Politics at play with Petrocaribe?

| Aug 10, 2007
Energy cooperative Petrocaribe allows countries like Jamaica and Haiti to buy oil through products like bananas and nutmeg. But some say the deal is just a way for Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to push his politics. Brian Ellsworth reports.
Posted In: Canada

Credit crunch puts squeeze on Europe

Stephen Beard | Aug 9, 2007
A major French bank, BNP Paribas, announced it was suspending three of its asset-backed securities funds, due to the squeeze the subprime mortgage debacle has put on the U.S. credit market. Stephen Beard in London explains the impact on markets across the pond.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Bush not pumped about gas tax

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 9, 2007
At a news conference, President Bush made it clear what he thinks of a higher gas tax to fix the nation's infrastructure. He also fielded a larger-than-usual array of questions about the state of the U.S. economy.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Washington

Betting against subprime lenders

Steve Tripoli | Aug 9, 2007
Some people have been "shorting" the companies that created and financed the subprime mortgage debacle. Steve Tripoli has been asking whether there's still time for a profitable bet against the architects of subprime.

Johnson & Johnson is a little cross

Jeremy Hobson | Aug 9, 2007
Johnson & Johnson is suing the American Red Cross over its commercial use of the symbol they've shared for more than 100 years. Jeremy Hobson reports
Posted In: Crime