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You don't have to buy just to look

| Jan 4, 2008
Just because you can't afford the house doesn't mean you can't go window shopping. Cash Peters went perusing multimillion-dollar houses for fun, and found out that he wasn't the only big dreamer.
Posted In: Housing

'The Wire' connects on economic strife

| Jan 4, 2008
HBO's series "The Wire" enters its fifth and final season Sunday night. Commentator Michael Schaffer says that, for a police show, it has an awfully good grasp of economics.
Posted In: Economy, Entertainment

Week on Wall Street

| Jan 4, 2008
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson talks with host Bob Moon about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

Standing up for those 'below the line'

Jeff Tyler | Jan 4, 2008
Some writers involved in the Hollywood writers strike are spending time away from the picket lines, raising money for people who work behind the scenes but are without jobs during the stand-off. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Jobs

IRS looking at 'instant' tax refunds

Steve Tripoli | Jan 4, 2008
Tax preparers and their bank partners have been making a ton of money off so-called "tax refund anticipation loans" for years. But consumer groups say these loans are a terrible idea that ought to be banned, and the IRS might be taking action. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Taxes

Kenya turmoil's impact felt across region

Gretchen Wilson | Jan 4, 2008
The turmoil in Kenya has subsided but it is still sending economic ripples across East Africa. Correspondent Gretchen Wilson is monitoring the situation. She spoke with host Bob Moon.

Economy grows larger as political issue

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Jan 4, 2008
How will the growing recession fears in the U.S. economy affect the presidential election? Nancy Marshall Genzer sampled some expert opinions.
Posted In: Economy

Recession looms larger on job figures

Janet Babin | Jan 4, 2008
The government's report of weak job growth last month has changed the outlook of many economists. The debate today focused on whether it may be too late to head off a recession. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Straight Story: Resolutions for 2008

Tess Vigeland and Chris Farrell | Jan 4, 2008
Economics editor Chris Farrell wants to budget better for travel in the new year. Tess Vigeland wants to finally open an IRA with her husband. Will they follow through? Hope they're happy when they replay this in 2009...

High oil prices not reaching the pump

| Jan 4, 2008
Despite oil hitting $100 a barrel for the first time, we're not yet seeing big price spikes at the pump. Why? Tess Vigeland looks for some answers with oil analyst Barbara Shook.
Posted In: Economy