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Salmon fishing season called off

Sarah Gardner | Apr 11, 2008
West Coast fisheries managers have voted to cancel the Chinook salmon fishing season due to historic lows in the fish's population. They're also hoping the crisis will get public officials' attention. Sarah Gardner reports.

GE brings bad things to light

Bob Moon | Apr 11, 2008
Given the state of the economy, maybe it shouldn't have been such a shock when General Electric reported a 6% drop in first quarter profits. But it was. And if there's one thing Wall Street doesn't like it's surprises. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Foreclosures in Chicago

Chris Farrell | Apr 11, 2008
I was in Chicago last Tuesday. I flew into Midway airport and took a cab to the South Shore Cultural Center. (It's a magnificent old complex...

The Fed's financial quiz

| Apr 11, 2008
Test your financial IQ with the Federal Reserve's personal financial literacy quiz and hear how members of the Marketplace staff faired.
Posted In: Health

Channeling Warren Buffett

Chris Farrell | Apr 11, 2008
Question: Mr. Buffet discusses "Fanciful Figures..." in the Berkshire Hathaway 2007 Annual Report (pp. 18-20). He asserts that the compounded...
Posted In: Investing

It's not just salmon: take a fresh look at our fishing & eating habits

Dennis Markatos | Apr 11, 2008
I was saddened to see today's news that West Coast salmon fishing had to be abruptly halted due to a 93% freefall in the number of spawning fish...

West Coast salmon fishing halted

Dan Grech | Apr 11, 2008
With the number of spawning salmon down as much as 93% on the West Coast, a federal agency has called off the salmon fishing season. The action is unprecedented. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Retail

A deodorant with street cred

Jill Barshay | Apr 11, 2008
It can get pretty sweaty at a hip-hop show by one of Island Def Jam's acts. What's a smelly teen to do? Use Proctor & Gamble's hip-hop deodorant, TAG, a joint endeavor with Def Jam records. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Make money playing a house concert

| Apr 11, 2008
It's tough for not-so-famous musicians -- tough to be heard and tough to make money. Aspiring artists are turning to garages, basements and living rooms, and some have found that can pay off. Lisa Chow reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

For Italian voters, it's the economy too

Megan Williams | Apr 11, 2008
The financial future for most Italians is the key issue in the upcoming election for who will lead the nation. Megan Williams gets a prediction on which candidate has the edge.