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A tough lesson in the lending industry

Stacey Vanek Smith | Apr 25, 2008
Student loan rates may reset to new lows in July, but as Stacey Vanek-Smith explains, deciding to consolidate now or after the rate change involves rolling the dice.
Posted In: Education

Straight Story: Stripping down

Chris Farrell | Apr 25, 2008
Mortgage companies may not want to hear it, but economics editor Chris Farrell has an idea to help fix the housing crisis. Chris sets the story straight on strip-downs.
Posted In: Housing

Let cooler heads prevail

| Apr 25, 2008
In this time of uncertainty, Tess turns to financial heavyweight John Bogle for some common sense advice on weathering this economic storm.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

The bottom line? Lighten up a bit

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 25, 2008
In their new book, "The Levity Effect," Adrian Gostick and Scott Christopher contend that having a sense of humor in the office can actually help the bottom line. They shared that view with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books, Health

CBS Outdoor expands in South America

Dan Grech | Apr 25, 2008
Billboard and other outdoor advertising is the fastest growing division at CBS. And just this week the company spent $100 million to expand in South America. Dan Grech reports.

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 25, 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

Gay bars adjusting to a new reality

Stacey Vanek Smith | Apr 25, 2008
Fortune Magazine's recent list of 10 businesses facing extinction includes record stores, crop dusting, telemarketing and . . . gay bars? That one caught our eye because gay business in general is booming. Stacey Vanek-Smith checked it out.
Posted In: Entertainment

Texas gov seeks relief on ethanol rules

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 25, 2008
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is asking the Bush administration to waive some federal requirements for renewable fuels that he says are hurting his state and adding to rising food prices. Kai Ryssdal gets reaction from Joseph Romm of the Center for American Progress.

Gucci seeks to mix with the masses

Jill Barshay | Apr 25, 2008
Luxury brands usually don't suffer much when the economy tanks. But Gucci is struggling and making a big shift to cheaper down-market goods. Meanwhile, Louis Vuitton is growing like gangbusters. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

Will Microsoft get rough with Yahoo?

Alisa Roth | Apr 25, 2008
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has a big decision to make this weekend -- how hostile he wants his bid for Yahoo to be. Microsoft set Saturday as a deadline for Yahoo to accept its $44 billion offer. Or else...? Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Wall Street