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GE brings bad things to light

Apr 11, 2008
Given the state of the economy, maybe it shouldn't have been such a shock when General Electric reported a 6% drop in first quarter profits. But it was. And if there's one thing Wall Street doesn't like it's surprises. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

West Coast salmon fishing halted

Apr 11, 2008
With the number of spawning salmon down as much as 93% on the West Coast, a federal agency has called off the salmon fishing season. The action is unprecedented. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Retail

Why do illegal immigrants pay taxes?

Apr 11, 2008
It's tax time. Most of us wince when we see how much tax the government has taken. But imagine if you don't get any benefits from paying taxes. A lot of illegal immigrants are in that position. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Taxes

What you should know about tax rebate

Apr 10, 2008
Most of us are going to get tax rebate checks as a result of the stimulus package approved a couple of months ago. But, there's a catch or two. Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland has the details.
Posted In: Taxes

Senate bill has plenty for home builders

Apr 10, 2008
The Senate has passed its version of the housing rescue bill. Commentator Jeff Birnbaum says the bipartisan plan includes a surprisingly large, $6 billion in tax credits to help home builders.
Posted In: Housing

U.S. woes top world finance agendas

Apr 10, 2008
The World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the Group of 7 countries meet this week. The topic at hand is one we're all far too familar with -- the U.S. credit crunch. Marketplace's Stephen Beard in London talks with Kai Ryssdal about the world view.
Posted In: Economy

Wal-Mart wants 'green' from China

Apr 10, 2008
Wal-Mart says it wants its Chinese suppliers to go green and the retail giant plans to meet with roughly a thousand of those suppliers later this year. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports
Posted In: Retail

Are you better off than 4 years ago?

Apr 9, 2008
A new survey says most middle-class Americans are worse off financially today than they were four years ago. Kai Ryssdal talks with David Leonhardt of The New York Times about the squeeze middle-class families are feeling.
Posted In: Economy

What's a bad loan go for these days?

Apr 9, 2008
Unconfirmed reports say Citigroup is close to selling $12 billion in loans, at a sizable loss, that it wants to get off its books. How much are bad loans worth and why would anyone buy them? Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Online sales rising despite economy

Apr 9, 2008
A new survey from Forrester Research predicts online sales will climb 17 percent this year. That's despite the current economic climate. That spells trouble for the old brick and mortar. How do stores intend to fight back? By raising prices! Lisa Napoli explains.
Posted In: Retail

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