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What'll it be -- voting booth or the ziti?

| Oct 12, 2007
Commentator Alex Sheshunoff has been curious about campaign finance. In particular, he looked into just how much Americans think their votes are worth.

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 12, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson talks with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

A closed Burma keeps China trade open

Scott Tong | Oct 12, 2007
China has sided with the West, for the first time, against Myanmar's military junta -- despite its close economic ties with the country. Scott Tong reports from the China-Burma border on how business is booming.

Is golf a religious experience?

Steve Henn | Oct 12, 2007
Some federal workers have been taking undue advantage of a little-known benefit program called religious comp time. Steve Henn explains.
Posted In: Jobs

Report raises generic-drug concerns

Jill Barshay | Oct 12, 2007
A study by the website has raised questions about a generic version of Wellbutrin, a popular antidepressant. Makers of other generics are worried the news might send consumers back to brand names. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Health

Retailers need cold wave to heat up sales

Jeff Tyler | Oct 12, 2007
Retail sales for September were up, according to the Commerce Department, but retailers say they're now sitting on large, unsold inventories because unusually warm weather cut into fall clothing sales. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

Private-label groceries

| Oct 12, 2007
Private-label groceries
Posted In: Retail

Summer makes lukewarm fall retail

Alisa Roth | Oct 12, 2007
Retail sales are up 0.6 percent for September. Alisa Roth gives us a breakdown of what went right, and why good weather may have contributed to what went wrong.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

Buzzword: Hope Now

| Oct 12, 2007
The Bush Administration wants to send a little hope to homeowners with a troubled mortgage. And by hope, they mean friendly, encouraging mail.

Branson comes to Northern Rock's aid

Kyle James | Oct 12, 2007
Sir Richard Branson may rescue Northern Rock by giving cash to the struggling British lender. Kyle James reports this would be a good thing for Branson's Virgin Group.
Posted In: Investing