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Big brother on contract

Jeff Tyler | Apr 27, 2007
A government survey has found that a significant chunk of our nation's intelligence gathering and analysis has been handed over to private contractors, and we're paying them more to do the work. Jeff Tyler looks into it.
Posted In: Washington

Consumer sentiment and GDP weak

| Apr 27, 2007
A recent consumer sentiment survey found optimsm about the U.S. economy at its lowest point in seven month. And the Commerce Department's bad news about the GDP has already had an effect on Wall Street.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Investing, Jobs

Reverse Mortgages

Chris Farrell | Apr 26, 2007
We've been getting more and more questions about reverse mortgages....

More than the war rides on funding bill

John Dimsdale | Apr 26, 2007
Congress today sent President Bush a $124 billion emergency funding bill for Iraq and Afghanistan — which he's said he'll veto. John Dimsdale reports on what's at stake.
Posted In: Washington

Bad news with the good at Ford

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 26, 2007
Ford reported today a better-than-expected first quarter loss of about $282 million. But Micheline Maynard at the New York Times says there's less to that than meets the eye.
Posted In: Auto

ConocoPhillips holds out against Chavez

Dan Grech | Apr 26, 2007
Most foreign energy firms doing business in Venezuela have agreed to sell their oil interests to the government of President Hugo Chavez. But Houston-based ConocoPhillips is holding out. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

NWA's attendants agree to work for less

Alisa Roth | Apr 26, 2007
Flight attendants at Northwest Airlines tentatively agreed today to paycuts that should clear the way for the troubled airline to emerge from bankruptcy by June. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Travel

A missing generation of nuclear energy workers

Sarah Gardner | Apr 26, 2007
Hundreds of new nuclear plants have been proposed worldwide, including two dozen in the U.S., as a means to dealing with global warming. There's one little problem — who will staff them? Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Colleges need a sticker price

| Apr 26, 2007
Commentator Kim Clark's been looking over some of the financial aid letters colleges send out. She suggests students and their parents read between the lines.

Working: Life as a Bulgarian pop star

| Apr 26, 2007
In Bulgaria's booming pop music scene, a young woman is somewhat reluctantly capitalizing on music's economic opportunity. Sandy Tolan reports in the latest of our <a href=""><strong>"Working"</strong></a> series.
Posted In: Jobs