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Bad Bankruptcy Law

Chris Farrell | Jul 26, 2007
On April 20, 2005, President George W. Bush signed the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act into law. Record number of Americans...

Wall Street shakes with volatile energy

Bob Moon | Jul 26, 2007
From last week's record high to today's 311-point drop, the market is a volatile place lately. And Bob Moon found out that the roller coaster ride is likely to continue.
Posted In: Wall Street

Ford profits make a U-turn

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 26, 2007
Ford reported its first quarterly profit in two years today, surprising most analysts. Kai Ryssdal talked to The New York Times' Micheline Maynard about what allowed for the automaker's good news.
Posted In: Auto

Farm subsidies as seen from the farm

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 26, 2007
With the House considering a multibillion-dollar farm bill this week, we sought out the view from the tractor. Kai Ryssdal talks with Georgia farmer Stephen Houston.
Posted In: Washington

Paulson: Farm bill bad for trade

John Dimsdale | Jul 26, 2007
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson told the House today that the farm bill it's debating would damage relations with U.S. trading partners. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Schools study ways to keep teachers

Jeff Tyler | Jul 26, 2007
In the summer months, many school districts struggle to fill open teaching positions. Jeff Tyler explores what drives many once-enthusiastic teachers out of the classroom -- and what the schools are doing about it.
Posted In: Jobs

Women lead protests in Zimbabwe

Gretchen Wilson | Jul 26, 2007
With inflation out of control and their country on the brink of economic collapse, women are taking to the streets of Zimbabwe to protest President Mugabe's policies. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Canada

Beyond 'Moby Dick'

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 26, 2007
Before crude oil, there was whale oil. Kai Ryssdal sits down with Eric Jay Dolin, who talks about the American whaling industry in his new book.
Posted In: Books

Simpsons got a little bit of Seoul

| Jul 26, 2007
To get to the big screen, the Simpsons' needed the help of tireless writers, actors and animators. But while the creative end was produced in the U.S., much of the rest had a hand from South Korean outsourcing.
Posted In: Entertainment

Cut corporate taxes, or close loopholes?

John Dimsdale | Jul 26, 2007
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson believes the tax burden on businesses is driving some companies away. Critics say closing tax code loopholes benefitting well-connected industries is a better move. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy, Washington