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(Cafe)Press your politics and profit

Sean Cole | May 15, 2007
If you can think it up, you can sell it on a bumper sticker. Coffee mug. T-shirt. Thong (yes, the underwear). makes it easy to market your political views or random thoughts. A lot of people are doing it — and making money, Sean Cole reports.

Freelance-onomics 101: Bosses are for suckers

| May 15, 2007
Something just doesn't feel right about having to answer to a boss, no? Freelance speechwriter James Braly explains that you take a big chance putting your livelihood in one person's hands. Better to spread the risk around. And give him a condo already.
Posted In: Housing, New York

Food prices spike on demand, energy costs

Janet Babin | May 15, 2007
A new federal report says the sticker shock at many American supermarkets is directly related to the rising cost of energy and a bigger appetite across the globe. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

All the news that's fit to buy

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | May 15, 2007
Reuters and Canadian publisher Thomson have a $17.2 billion deal. Combined, the companies would create the world's biggest provider of financial news and data, but the proposed merger could face regulatory and union problems, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Tinkering with Chrysler

Steve Tripoli | May 15, 2007
Cerberus may have picked up Chrysler for a steal <i>if</i> it can get the automaker back on a profitable course. We sent Steve Tripoli to find out whether analysts think a comeback is really in the works and what it'll take.
Posted In: Auto

Sex offenders still lurking on MySpace

| May 15, 2007
MySpace is back in the hot seat. Eight states have asked the social networking site to hand over info on registered sex offenders and remove their profiles. MySpace says it's already working on the latter, Pat Loeb reports.
Posted In: Crime, Science

China launches 'charm offensive'

Scott Tong | May 15, 2007
Vietnam and China haven't exactly had the friendliest history. But time, as they say, heals all wounds and recently the winds of trade have been pushing the neighboring countries closer than ever. Scott Tong explains.
Posted In: Canada

Daimler pays big to unload Chrysler

Kai Ryssdal | May 14, 2007
Nine years after acquiring Chrysler, Daimler is spending $650 million just to get somebody to take the car company off its hands. Kai Ryssdal totals it up.
Posted In: Auto

Where's the value in Chrysler?

Kai Ryssdal | May 14, 2007
What does Cerberus Capital Management see in Chrysler? Kai Ryssdal talks with The New York Times' Micheline Maynard about where profits may lie.
Posted In: Auto

Chrysler workers ride with Cerberus

Amy Scott | May 14, 2007
UAW chief Ron Gettelfinger originally opposed the Daimler-Cerberus deal for Chrysler, but he had a striking change of heart. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Auto, Jobs