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Letters from our listeners

Kai Ryssdal | Feb 5, 2008
The mailbox is bursting with your comments: your thoughts on the new patriotic passport, the economic stimulus package rebate checks and moving up the California primary.

Whatever happened to Netscape?

Lisa Napoli | Feb 5, 2008
At one time Netscape, one of the first Web browsers, was unparalleled in its popularity. Now it's all but forgotten and AOL's going to pull the plug on it. Lisa Napoli reports on Netscape's noteworthy history.

Kraft tries out cream cheese on JetBlue

Jeff Tyler | Feb 5, 2008
JetBlue announced that it would work with Kraft Foods to taste test a new reduced-fat cream cheese on some of its flights. But is it a good idea to use airline passengers as captive product testers? Jeff Tyler reports.

Moody's & Fitch rethink ratings

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Feb 5, 2008
After generating consumer confidence in mortgage-backed securities, bond ratings agencies are considering changing the method by which they rank structured investments. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Chrysler patches things up for now

John Dimsdale | Feb 5, 2008
Chrysler reached a tentative deal with Plastech, a parts supplier that had filed for bankruptcy, allowing five Chrysler factories to reopen. John Dimsdale reports on what Chrysler's plans are for the future.

Service industries show a decline

Bob Moon | Feb 5, 2008
Activity in the U.S. service industries fell in January for the first time in five years, according to a closely watched survey by the Institute for Supply Management. Kai Ryssdal talks to senior business correspondent Bob Moon about what the report says about the economy.

UAW election support not from cash

Steve Tripoli | Feb 5, 2008
The United Auto Workers is in the middle of its annual legislative conference, and as its an election year, the union is more fired up than usual. But Steve Tripoli reports UAW support doesn't come directly from funding.
Posted In: Auto

BP loses profits on refinery problems

Stephen Beard | Feb 5, 2008
While oil companies like Shell and Exxon are reporting record profits, BP is down 22 percent from the previous year. Stephen Beard reports with refining issues in the U.S., it's not entirely unexpected.

It's Fat Tuesday. Pass the paczki!

Scott Jagow | Feb 5, 2008
To celebrate Fat Tuesday, some bakeries are serving up an Eastern European tradition. Scott Jagow asks Sandy Bakic at the Martha Washington Bakery in Hamtramck, Michigan what exactly "paczki" is.

Selling A Home

Chris Farrell | Feb 5, 2008
Question: My husband and I own a one-bedroom condo in Brookline, Massachusetts which has a pretty strong real estate market, but has dwindled some...
Posted In: Housing