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WTO to China: Put the brakes on

Feb 14, 2008
Having the second-largest car market in the world, China has also been charging higher tariffs on imports of car parts from abroad. The World Trade Organization has condemned this as protectionist. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Auto

Someone wants your foreclosed home

Feb 14, 2008
With so many foreclosures across the country, it's only natural that many foreclosure auctions will follow. Scott Jagow talks to Sean O'Toole of ForeclosureRadar.com about how these auctions work, and who's buying.
Posted In: Housing

Congress: Make the mortgage easier

Feb 14, 2008
Congress is looking at legislation that would change bankruptcy regulations to make it easier for people to hold onto their homes. But Stacey Vanek-Smith reports the government might not help the people in the most trouble.
Posted In: Housing

Diamonds: Not every girl's best friend

Feb 13, 2008
With Valentine's Day around the corner, many television ads are telling men to buy diamonds for that special someone. But Caitlan Carroll reports that not all girls will swoon at a gift of expensive jewelry.
Posted In: Retail

Countries alter food prices with tariffs

Feb 13, 2008
As food prices rise around the world, a number of food-importing countries are lowering tariffs and food-exporting countries are raising them. Kai Ryssdal talks to Homi Kharas from the Brookings Institution about tariffs' benefits and drawbacks.
Posted In: Economy

Virtual real estate booming

Feb 13, 2008
A boom in virtual real estate has caused generic domain names like Vodka.com to be worth millions of dollars. Even private equity firms have been injecting money into domain name companies. Lisa Napoli reports on what caused the growth and how long it could last.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Investing, Jobs, Science

Credit card companies reluctant to lend

Feb 13, 2008
Despite the Federal Reserve's efforts to bring interest rates down, many credit card users are finding their rates and fees have gone up. Many banks have become reluctant to lower interest rates because of delinquent payers and mortgage defaults. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy

Retail-sales increase may be misleading

Feb 13, 2008
The Commerce Department reported a 0.3% increase in retail sales for January, causing some celebration among stock market traders. A closer look at the numbers, however, reveals they may not be worth celebrating. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy

Real estate websites still growing

Feb 12, 2008
At the height of the real estate boom, websites like Zillow and Trulia that displayed home values became huge. Now that the market is falling rapidly, investors are turning to them even more. Stacy Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Housing, Science

Homeowners could be thrown 'Lifeline'

Feb 12, 2008
The Bush administration and six major mortgage lenders have unveiled "Project Lifeline," the latest response to the ongoing turmoil in the housing market. The plan could freeze foreclosures for as much as one month for seriously troubled homeowners. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

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