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Can't be any worse, can it Wall Street?

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Jul 30, 2007
Markets around the world have managed to regain their footing following last week's tumble, but they'll be watching Wall Street closely today for warning signs of bigger trouble, says Stephen Beard.
Posted In: Wall Street

GM driving hybrid SUVs to market

Janet Babin | Jul 30, 2007
The new hybrid Tahoe and GMC Yukons go on sale later this year, and some analysts say collectively they could save more fuel than all those passenger car hybrids. Janet Babin has details.
Posted In: Auto

Carmakers want watered down CAFE

Jeremy Hobson | Jul 30, 2007
Congress is racing full-speed ahead towards tougher fuel economy standards by 2020 or sooner, but the auto industry is lobbying hard to put the breaks on. Jeremy Hobson has more.
Posted In: Auto, Washington

One regulatory body over all

Jill Barshay | Jul 30, 2007
Two stock-market policers joined forces today. NASD and NYSE regulators decided not to hyphenate and picked a new name instead: FINRA. Jill Barshay tells us what it all means.
Posted In: Wall Street

Banking for the urban poor

| Jul 27, 2007
Urban neighborhoods have traditionally been under-served by the banking giants, leaving many working poor without a bank account. But one nonprofit is hoping to change that. Francesca Segre reports.
Posted In: Savings

Payback time for investors

Tess Vigeland | Jul 27, 2007
Investors who lost money at the hands of some rapid mutual fund trading are starting to see some payback. Tess Vigeland talks to Bob Frick, who wrote about it for Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.
Posted In: Investing

Straight Story: Weak-dollar worries

Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland | Jul 27, 2007
The value of the dollar continues to plunge abroad. But economics editor Chris Farrell says so long as inflation remains contained at home, we shouldn't worry about a weakening dollar overseas.
Posted In: Economy

Mailbag for Friday, July 27, 2007

Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland | Jul 27, 2007
Economics editor Chris Farrell answers listener questions about dealing with a house appraisal, consolidating student loans and dealing with identity theft.

Day in the Work Life: Cattle rancher

| Jul 27, 2007
To demystify some common misconceptions about ranchers: having a lot of land doesn't make you rich, it isn't a totally male-dominated industry, and it's not so easy to inseminate a cow.
Posted In: Jobs

Dissecting drama in the Dow

Tess Vigeland, Chris Farrell and Bob Moon | Jul 27, 2007
The Dow went from an all-time high last week to a tremendous dive on Thursday. What's going on? Tess Vigeland figures out the recently tumultuous market with Marketplace's Bob Moon and Chris Farrell.
Posted In: Investing