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Another subprime lender in trouble

Steve Tripoli | Mar 9, 2007
Analysts are speculating that New Century Financial could be another casualty in the subprime mortgage market. How did the industry get in such a mess? Steve Tripoli reports it was step by reality-ignoring step.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

China's going on a spending spree

Alisa Roth | Mar 9, 2007
China has announced it's going to put some of its trillion dollars in currency into what will become one of the world's biggest investment funds. Alisa Roth looked into what Beijing might be buying.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

FBI not following law of the letters

Hilary Wicai | Mar 9, 2007
A report says FBI investigators have been playing fast and loose with national security letters, which give them access to businesses' private customer information. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

Job numbers are up when they're down

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 9, 2007
The economy added a paltry 97,000 jobs last month. But somehow the unemployment rate still managed to fall a tenth of a point to 4.5 percent.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Putting a lot of energy into time

Lisa Napoli | Mar 9, 2007
This year's early change to Daylight Saving Time was part of Congress' effort to save energy. But Lisa Napoli reports that nobody factored in how much energy it would take to make it happen.

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 9, 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

Bush makes a quick stop in Colombia

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 9, 2007
President Bush will be in Colombia this weekend to show support for America's strongest ally in the region. Kai Ryssdal talks to foreign-policy analyst Adam Isaacson about the U.S.-Colombia relationship.
Posted In: Canada

Dollars for dialing

Stephen Beard | Mar 9, 2007
The British government is looking into TV talent contests and call-in quiz shows, which may have engaged in televised rip-offs. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Straight Story: The entitlement doom

| Mar 9, 2007
This week, Medicare and Social Security face an inevitable financial disaster. Economics editor Chris Farrell issues an SOS.

Day in the Work Life: An irish tale

| Mar 9, 2007
On this week's "A Day In the Work Life," our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we tap a pub owner in Ireland.
Posted In: Jobs