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Southwest's Gary Kelly on building a corporate culture

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 31, 2006
In the first installment of our new segment "Conversations from the Corner Office," Kai talks with Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly about building a corporate culture, and why the customer isn't necessarily always right.

Kabul kids

Miranda Kennedy | Jan 31, 2006
International donors are meeting today to discuss aid to Afghanistan. Unemployment remains rampant there, but as Miranda Kennedy reports, kids in Afghanistan aren't having problems finding work.

Making money off of Greenspan

Scott Tong | Jan 31, 2006
Outgoing Fed chief Alan Greenspan didn't just leave his mark on the economy. He also had an impact in the art world. Scott Tong looks at one artist who's made some green from painting portraits of Greenspan.
Posted In: Economy

Why health savings accounts are a bad idea

| Jan 31, 2006
Commentator Zanny Minton-Beddoes says the health savings accounts President Bush is expected to tout in his State of the Union speech today could end up costing more money than they save.
Posted In: Economy, Health

Understanding health savings accounts

Helen Palmer | Jan 31, 2006
President Bush expects to make health saving accounts a highlight of his State of the Union speech tonight. But how exactly do they work at the consumer level? Helen Palmer has the details.
Posted In: Health

So long, Alan

Amy Scott | Jan 31, 2006
Amy Scott looks at how Alan Greenspan changed the role of Fed chief during his 18-year tenure.
Posted In: Economy

China opens the door to new investment

Alisa Roth | Jan 31, 2006
New rules that go into effect today allowing foreign investors to own a larger percentage of Chinese companies. Alisa Roth has the details.

Warm January

Jeff Tyler | Jan 31, 2006
With one day left, January 2006 is expected to go down in the books as one of the warmest Januarys on record. Jeff Tyler looks at what impact the abnormal temperatures have had on snow-dependent businesses.

Kraft restructures

Ethan Lindsey | Jan 31, 2006
The maker of Jell-O, Oreos and other brands has announced plans to lay off 8,000 workers in an effort to restructure in the face of slumping sales. Ethan Lindsey reports.

Hungry piggy banks

Stacey Vanek Smith | Jan 31, 2006
The savings rate among Americans is the lowest it's been since the Great Depression, according to the Commerce Department. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Economy