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Feds still tied to last year's budgets

John Dimsdale | Jan 12, 2007
Last year Congress didn't pass spending bills for most of the government, so most of the bureaucracy is working from last year's budgets and people are feeling the pinch. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington

AT&T to drop Cingular brand

Lisa Napoli | Jan 12, 2007
Forget that brand known as Cingular. Everything's just plain AT&T from now on. Lisa Napoli asked the experts just how smart a move this might be.

Making green from green

Sarah Gardner | Jan 12, 2007
San Francisco's New Resource Bank calls itself the country's first commercial bank aimed at "green business." Its backers include people who made money off the tech boom a decade ago. Sarah Gardner reports.

Week on Wall Street

| Jan 12, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Kai Ryssdal what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.

Mexico's tortilla prices rise on corn costs

Jeff Tyler | Jan 12, 2007
Higher demand for corn-based ethanol is raising the price of corn. In Mexico, that means one of the country's staples, the tortilla, is getting more expensive. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Mexico

If you can't rent legally <nobr>. . .</nobr> buy

| Jan 12, 2007
Cities in Texas, New Jersey, Missouri and Pennsylvania have passed laws that bar illegal immigrants from renting apartments. So, illegal immigrants are taking ownership of the problem. Joy Diaz reports.

Crossing the line to bigger profits

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 12, 2007
Stephanie Capparell's new book &mdash; "The Real Pepsi Challenge: The Inspirational Story of Breaking the Color Barrier"&mdash; tells how Pepsi grew by marketing to blacks. She talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books

Mailbag for Friday, January 12, 2007

| Jan 12, 2007
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on: choosing a reverse mortgage, investing in an annuity, and lowering retirement contributions.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Meet the investment clubs

| Jan 12, 2007
More and more Americans are pulling their resources to invest in the stock market. This week, we begin a special series on investment clubs in America. Marketplace's Tess Vigeland takes us on a tour of clubs in California, Washington, and Virginia. Meet folks who eat, drink and merrily beat the pants off the S&P 500.
Posted In: Investing

Investment no-no's not just for novices

| Jan 12, 2007
Bad financial decisions don't just happen to inexperienced investors. A new study says financially literate folks can suffer the same fate. Marketplace's Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Investing