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Day in the Work Life: Tobacconist

| Apr 20, 2007
Smoking has its hazards, but in moderation, enjoying a cigar can be an art form. For the tobacconist, it's a living.

Doing some heavy equipment business

Alisa Roth | Apr 20, 2007
Caterpillar is selling a whole mess of bulldozers and other heavy equipment, despite a slowdown in the U.S. market. Alisa Roth digs in to what's keeping the company pushing forward.
Posted In: Canada

Airbus offers a 2fer

Lisa Napoli | Apr 20, 2007
Airbus has a new, low price on its A-350: Only $100 million. And if you buy one, they'll give you another! Lisa Napoli explains.
Posted In: Travel

A drive in Manhattan could cost you

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Apr 20, 2007
New York City's Mayor Bloomberg is expected to announce a proposal to charge drivers entering busy parts of Manhattan as much as $8 for the privilege. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: New York

Going to London for French votes

Stephen Beard | Apr 20, 2007
The front-runner in France's presidential election, Nicolas Sarkozy, has taken his campaign to what he calls France's seventh-largest city — London. Stephen Beard reports.

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 20, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Kai Ryssdal what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Nigeria's election may move a continent

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 20, 2007
Nigeria is Africa's most populous nation and biggest oil producer. So its presidential election this weekend will have an impact throughout the continent. Kai Ryssdal talks about it with Africa expert Michael Watts.

Putting more green into pots

Janet Babin | Apr 20, 2007
A lot of us are in our gardens putting in flowers and other plants, and we end up with lots of non-recyclable plastic pots. But some growers are experimenting with greener alternatives. Janet Babin reports.

Surviving student loan scandal

| Apr 20, 2007
With the nebulous condition of the student loan industry, it's more important than ever to be mindful of what you borrow for college. Amy Scott explores how students are handling their loans.

Buzzword: National Student Loan Data System

| Apr 20, 2007
The last thing a student wants when they're applying for a loan is to have their information sold. But thanks to this week's buzzword, some lenders have found a new way to abuse power.