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EU banana tarrif overruled

John Dimsdale | Feb 8, 2008
An international panel on trade disputes has ruled against the European Union's import tariffs for bananas from Latin America. John Dimsdale reports on what the ruling means for U.S. importers like Chiquita and Dole.
Posted In: Taxes, Travel

Chrysler cuts could be costly

Jeff Tyler | Feb 8, 2008
Chrysler has decided to reduce the number of models sold under its Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge brands. The company also plans to reduce dealerships, which could result in costly buyouts. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Auto, Retail

Reviewing online review sites

| Feb 8, 2008
Online reviews can be all over the map. How can you vet hundreds of reviews to get the best information? Lenora Chu goes browsing for answers.

Straight Story: Pension plans

Chris Farrell | Feb 8, 2008
Companies are shorting their employees on retirement and economics editor Chris Farrell is calling them out. Chris sets the story straight on the pension system.

Facts about the stimulus package

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Feb 8, 2008
The president is preparing to sign a $168 billion stimulus package passed by Congress, but what effect will it have on you? Tess asks Marketplace's Nancy Marshall-Genzer.
Posted In: Economy

To spend or to save?

| Feb 8, 2008
The stimulus package is putting cash in your pocket to spend and boost the economy. But as Danielle Karson reports, some people have very different plans for the money.
Posted In: Economy, Savings

Misery loves your money

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Feb 8, 2008
A study conducted by four universities found that people who are sad will spend more than people who are happy. Nancy Marshall Genzer explores how groups were tested using emotion-inducing films and insulated water bottles.
Posted In: Health, Retail

How may I heal you today?

Rachel Dornhelm | Feb 8, 2008
Wal-Mart is planning to open 400 health clinics in its stores in the next two years. The clinics will partner with local health care providers and carry their namesake. Rachel Dornhelm reports the move is a profitable one.
Posted In: Health, Retail

Berlin Film Festival is a big deal

Doug Krizner | Feb 8, 2008
With stars like director Martin Scorsese lending celebrity power, the Berlin Film Festival is becoming a bigger and bigger event. Doug Krizner reviews the highlights of this year's festival with Variety's Mike Speier.
Posted In: Entertainment

Mexico looks towards infrastructure

Dan Grech | Feb 8, 2008
Preparing for what appear to be hard times ahead, Mexican President Felipe Calderon is budgeting $25 million towards public works. Dan Grech reports Calderon also hopes not to depend on the U.S. economy.
Posted In: Mexico