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Halloween stores scare up a lot of cash

| Oct 26, 2007
Fly-by-night costume shops land in empty storefronts about this time every year. They hawk their hats and their brooms. And by the time November rolls around they've disappeared. Caitlan Carroll reports the amount of cash they take with them is almost frightening.
Posted In: Retail

Red Sox brand is a green monster

| Oct 26, 2007
At the World Series, advertisers aren't the only ones getting more savvy at making their products friendly to consumers. Commentator Glenn Rifkin says, just like Chevy, the Boston Red Sox have been polishing up their brand.

Week on Wall Street

| Oct 26, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Southeast economy faces long dry spell

Sam Eaton | Oct 26, 2007
Many towns and cities in the Southeast, including Atlanta, are months away from completely running out of water. Sam Eaton reports the economic fallout is only beginning.

Supermarkets shop for upscale niche

Steve Henn | Oct 26, 2007
Have you noticed that all the big grocery chains seem to be going upscale? Which is why the Dutch conglomerate that owns the Giant Food chain here in the states is renovting 100 of its stores. Steve Henn reports the facelifts are long overdue.
Posted In: Retail

Big banks' subprime fund not so super?

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 26, 2007
Former Treasury Secy. John Snow says he doubts that a so-called superfund set up by big banks to cushion the mortgage meltdown is going to work. Kai Ryssdal talked with Reuters columnist James Saft to find out why not.
Posted In: Housing, Wall Street

Countrywide shares jump on CEO's news

Steve Tripoli | Oct 26, 2007
Despite Countrywide's $1.2 billion loss in the 3rd quarter, its CEO says the black ink is about to start flowing again. That word sent its shares soaring. Steve Tripoli reports on whether people bidding up those shares are drinking more than their share of the Kool-Aid.
Posted In: Housing, Wall Street

House shows off latest in green tech

Lisa Napoli | Oct 26, 2007
New technologies, materials and techniques are allowing designers to create the next generation of environmentally friendly buildings. Lisa Napoli tours a totally green home to see what happens when modern design and eco-consciousness meet.

Financial Football teaches fiscal skills

Jeff Tyler | Oct 26, 2007
Visa and the NFL team up to teach financial skills to a generation of gamers. Jeff Tyler heads to the Superdome in New Orleans to try his hand at Financial Football.

Strong economy at issue in Argentina

| Oct 26, 2007
Argentinian presidential candidate Cristina Kirchner's biggest political hurdles have more to do with strong economic growth than any opponents. Rachel Hopkin reports.

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