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Bigger hit expected from housing market woes

Amy Scott | Mar 27, 2007
Some analysts are now saying publicly what others have been thinking: There's got to be a wider economic impact before the housing slump is over. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Are you on the no-buy list?

Janet Babin | Mar 27, 2007
A report says a government document meant to keep terrorists from buying stuff in the U.S. is being used by businesses to deny services to innocent people. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

A new deal for free trade

Dan Grech | Mar 27, 2007
Democrats unveiled an initiative that would force the U.S. to include worker protections in trade deals — a move that could sink some White House free trade aspirations in Latin America. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Washington

Being Mickey Mouse's boss

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 27, 2007
Walt Disney Company President and CEO Bob Iger talks about what he's doing with the keys to the Magic Kingdom. The latest in our Conversations From the Corner Office series.
Posted In: Entertainment

Euros on the barrel head

Jeff Tyler | Mar 27, 2007
Iran's asking customers to pay for its oil in Euros. Some have already started. Marketplace's Jeff Tyler discusses what it might mean if traders start pulling out the Euros to pay for crude.
Posted In: Canada

Clearing the air on smog levels

Sarah Gardner | Mar 27, 2007
Many scientists are urging the White House to toughen U.S. smog standards. Sarah Gardner reports on growing concerns over our dirty skies and how ethanol's become part of the search for a solution.

How much do you tip the driver?

| Mar 27, 2007
An upstart service in New York that shuttles travelers between Manhattan and JFK Airport is thriving, even though it charges the highest per-mile rate in the city. Jason Paur checked it out.

Are We Saving Enough for Retirement?

Chris Farrell | Mar 27, 2007
Thanks to aging boomers, the word retirement seems synonymous with disaster. Almost every week some survey or another crosses my desk (usually paid...
Posted In: Retirement


Amy Scott | Mar 27, 2007
The Supreme Court takes up a case today that could have big implications on Wall Street. Investment banks are accused of conspiring to inflate IPO prices during the '90s dot-com boom and subsequent bust. And a whole lotta money hangs in the balance.
Posted In: Crime, Science, Wall Street

Nuclear power redux

| Mar 27, 2007
Washington is offering billions in incentives to get utility companies to build a new wave of nuclear reactors to meet growing energy demands. The companies are lining up for the subsidies, but investors and consumers are weary.