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Drowning in debt

Scott Jagow | May 25, 2006
Personal finance expert Chris Farrell and host Scott Jagow discuss a new report suggesting debt is a growing problem for the middle class. The Center for American Progress says debt now makes up 108% of incomes.

Beyond forecasting

Amy Scott | May 25, 2006
We always hear about analyst predictions before the release of economic data. But who are these analysts and why do their predictions matter? Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy

New GDP figures

| May 25, 2006
The revised GDP figures this morning should help dial down the anxiety on Wall Street. The new number: 5.3%. Now the question is, can the economy keep up this pace? Marketplace business editor Cheryl Glaser reports.
Posted In: Economy

Immigration showdown

Hilary Wicai | May 25, 2006
The Senate will likely pass its version of the immigration bill today.And that sets up a battle with the House. The two versions are so different, this could be a long, ugly fight. Hillary Wicai has a preview.
Posted In: Washington

Fox and Schwarzenegger talk trade

Dan Grech | May 25, 2006
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger hosts Mexico's Vicente Fox today in Sacramento and trade between the two neighbors will top the agenda. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

Delphi drama

Alisa Roth | May 25, 2006
Delphi wants a bankruptcy judge to void its contracts with the United Auto Workers. The UAW is threatening to strike if that happens and GM wants more time to get this resolved before the dominoes would start falling. Alisa Roth reports.

China Mobile widens cell net

Janet Babin | May 25, 2006
China's biggest cell phone company has reportedly acquired a European telecomm giant that controls cell spectrum in much of developing world. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Canada

Cell phones fueling teen angst?

Lisa Napoli | May 25, 2006
A new medical study shows kids in Asia who use their cell phones excessively are anxious and depressed. But as Lisa Napoli reports, cell use, and perhaps the blues, are going no where but up.

More Americans going solo

Jane Lindholm | May 25, 2006
A census report out today shows more than a quarter of the nation lives alone. Jane Lindholm looks at the economic implications.

California wine delivers knockout Cabernet

Stephen Beard | May 25, 2006
In the wine industry, the heavyweight bout is California vs. France. Yesterday in London, the two squared off in a tasting rematch that put Napa Valley on the map. And guess what? It's still there. Stephen Beard reports.