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Chrysler offers cheaper gas as incentive

Amy Scott | May 6, 2008
Chrysler has announced that customers who buy or lease one of its selected new cars in the next few weeks can lock in lower gas prices for three years. What is it thinking? Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Auto, Economy

So, who says the worst is over?

Alisa Roth | May 6, 2008
Fannie Mae, the biggest mortgage underwriter in America, reported a loss of more than $2 billion last quarter. Investors are now bracing for more bad news when its federally-sponsored cousin Freddie Mac reports results later this week. Alisa Roth has the story.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Roth vs Pay Down Debt

Chris Farrell | May 6, 2008
Question: I'm 26 years old, and have no credit card debt, no car loans, no student loans. I max out my 401(k), and have a six-month emergency fund....
Posted In: debt, Investing

$2.99 a gallon for Chrysler customers

Amy Scott | May 6, 2008
Remember back when you could get a gallon of gas for under $3? Chrysler is offering its customers a bit of a flashback. Through early June, customers who buy or lease a new Chrysler will get a price break on gas. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Auto

Fannie and Freddie reach out and help

Bob Moon | May 6, 2008
Government-backed lenders Fannie Mae and its cousin Freddie Mac are buying up 80% of mortgage securities, giving lenders fresh money to make new home loans. They could lead us out of the housing crisis. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

The limits of locally grown food

| May 6, 2008
Locally grown food is high on many shopping lists, but if you are an institutional kitchen that serves, say, 10,000, you might have problems with supply. Peter Crimmins reports on locally grown food and economies of scale.

Disney to unveil quarterly earnings

Janet Babin | May 6, 2008
Does the Magic Kingdom still have that sparkle? Investors find out later today whether the ailing economy has put a damper on Walt Disney's bottom line. The media giant will unveil quarterly earnings. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

UBS sells mortgages to American firm

Stephen Beard | May 6, 2008
Swiss bank UBS is selling some of its subprime mortgages to an American investment firm for $15 billion -- 25% of the face value. Some see the deal as a sign the credit crisis might be easing. Stephen Beard reports from London.
Posted In: Economy

French rock in 'eengleesh'

| May 6, 2008
France has a quota system to encourage bands to sing only in French. But, as John Laurenson reports, a new generation of French groups are defying the quotas and singing in what they believe is the true language of rock 'n' roll.
Posted In: Entertainment

Ads could be calling your cell phone

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | May 6, 2008
The FTC is trying to get a handle on mobile advertising, which is when a retailer sends you a coupon or text message on your cell phone. It's the topic of a two-day town hall meeting in Washington. Nancy Marshall Genzer has more.