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Incentives to lure home buyers are back

| Jul 27, 2006
New home sales figures out today say nationwide sales are down again. And slowing sales have home builders offering some creative, and expensive, incentives to buy. KPCC's Tamara Keith reports.

Dark day for white meat?

Dan Grech | Jul 27, 2006
Today Japan announced it's letting US beef back into the country. But while US cattlemen cheer the news, American chicken and pork farmers are less excited. Dan GrechA explains.
Posted In: Canada

Investing in the Congo

| Jul 27, 2006
The Congo's July 30 elections mark the end of nearly a decade of fighting, fueled mainly by its enormous mineral wealth. If Congo can stabilize, investors stand to gain tens of millions of dollars. But, Suzanne Marmion reports, that's a big if.
Posted In: Canada

Bill Pulte at home with building houses

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 27, 2006
He started as a humble carpenter and wound up running one of the biggest homebuilding companies in the US. Kai Ryssdal talks to Pulte Homes Inc. founder Bill Pulte.

Will housing slowdown put brakes on the economy?

Scott Jagow | Jul 27, 2006
The housing market is slowing, but personal finance expert Chris Farrell tells host Scott Jagow, that's not enough to drag down the US economy on its own.

US mayors making good on Kyoto

Sarah Gardner | Jul 27, 2006
Hundreds of US mayors have signed on to combat global warming in their cities. Sarah Gardner travels to one small Texas town to see how it is working to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

And the Beige Book says . . .

Hilary Wicai | Jul 27, 2006
The Federal Reserve's current report on economic activity shows slowing in half of its 12 regional districts. But it doesn't offer many clues about whether the Fed will raise interest rates next month. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

Japan resumes US beef imports

Dan Grech | Jul 27, 2006
US cattlemen can breathe a sigh of relief today. Once the biggest foreign consumer of US beef, Japan has officially ended its ban on imports following a mad cow scare. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

US Chamber on the stump

Rachel Dornhelm | Jul 27, 2006
The nation's top business lobby today launches a $10 million ad campaign supporting re-election of pro-business members of Congress. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

Long awaited HD-DVD player hits Japan

| Jul 27, 2006
The war between the hi-def DVD formats heats up today with the rollout of Toshiba's new HD-DVD recorder. But as Charla Bear reports, the battle might already be won.
Posted In: Science

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