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Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Feb 22, 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: Economy, Wall Street

Auto workers worry buyout won't go far

Kai Ryssdal | Feb 22, 2008
GM, Ford and Chrysler have offered $100,000 buyouts to many of their hourly auto workers. But for some of those employees the money isn't worth the uncertainty of getting another job. Dustin Dwyer reports.
Posted In: Auto, Economy, Jobs

Microsoft vows to open up

Lisa Napoli | Feb 22, 2008
Microsoft says it will make available about 30,000 pages of once-secret technical information on its products. Lisa Napoli reports on what the company may be hoping to gain by giving out the documentation.
Posted In: Science

Can fines stop illegal immigration?

Dan Grech | Feb 22, 2008
U.S. government officials are raising the fines for companies hiring illegal immigrants by 25%. But some business owners believe the tougher penalties ignore a fundamental problem. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Travel

Figuring out subprime solutions

Kai Ryssdal | Feb 22, 2008
Though the White House has proposed rescue plans for halting the mortgage crisis, analysts still predict more trouble ahead. Kai Ryssdal talks to Sharon Price at the National Housing Conference about what else the government can do.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Day in the Work Life: Locksmith

| Feb 22, 2008
Just because you unlock locks for a living doesn't mean you always remember your own keys. On this week's A Day in the Work Life, we get a locksmith to open up.

Reframing retirement savings

Steve Tripoli | Feb 22, 2008
The latest strategy to get Americans saving: psychology. As Steve Tripoli found out, reframing retirement planning can help get portfolios growing.
Posted In: Retirement

Ask the taxman

| Feb 22, 2008
You've got questions about the stimulus package, the IRS has answers and we get you connected. Tess has Frank Keith of the IRS answer your refund questions.
Posted In: Taxes

Straight Story: Inflation

Chris Farrell | Feb 22, 2008
Inflation talk may have been pushed to the back burner, but that won't distract our economics editor Chris Farrell. Chris sets the story straight on inflation and protecting yourself.


| Feb 22, 2008
Our listeners weigh in on our stories about a Supreme Court decision, insuring college loans, the digital TV conversion and free advice to entrepreneurs.