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Truckers cause traffic jams at pump

Dec 12, 2007
The truckers' strike in Italy is rolling into day three, and aside from frustrating customers with empty shelves, it's also causing long lines at gas stations. Megan Williams has more.
Posted In: Jobs

Corporations find 'responsibility' sells

Dec 11, 2007
You've probably seen ads about what companies are doing for the environment or for the community. So many companies are jumping on the bandwagon that corporate responsibility has become an industry unto itself. Jill Barshay reports.

Buffet calls superfund a 'financial toad'

Dec 11, 2007
A superfund intended to shore up confidence in Structured Investment Vehicles devastated by the subprime crisis has never caught on with banks. And today Warren Buffet put what's probably the last nail in its coffin. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Wall Street

But Ben, they were expecting more

Dec 11, 2007
Mr. Bernanke and his colleagues at the Federal Open Market Committee cut short-term interest rates a quarter of a point today. But Wall Street and everybody else was banking on a half-point cut. Kai Ryssdal has the details.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

The USA label doesn't play around

Dec 11, 2007
Concerns over the safety of China-made toys have made business boom for toy makers who can brandish a "Made in the USA" label. Stacey Vanek-Smith has the story of one company entering a busy season.
Posted In: Retail

Fiat takes road to building in U.S.

Dec 11, 2007
European car maker Fiat is considering building a factory in the U.S. to take advantage of a cheap dollar. Scott Jagow talks to Megan Williams about whether this continental jump could become a wider trend.
Posted In: Auto

Oil prices may bubble on speculation

Dec 11, 2007
With the spikes in oil prices there has also been a jump in the number of oil investors. The Senate is wondering if speculation could be the cause of high prices. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy, Travel

Conference looks at unions' tough times

Dec 11, 2007
The AFL-CIO hosted a conference in Washington that considered the critically low number of workers in unions and the need for improved benefits. Jeremy Hobson reports on what unions need to regain traction.
Posted In: Jobs

Mixing in social concerns with the soup

Dec 10, 2007
A small-but-growing source of funding for social entrepreneurs, called "community development venture capital," has helped revive a cannery in a remote Maine community. Steve Tripoli reports in his series on social entrepreneurship.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Forget the gift cards, give cash

Dec 10, 2007
Analysts say retailers will earn more than $26 billion from gift cards this holiday season, with about a third coming from cash left behind by customers who don't redeem their credits. All the more reason, says commentator Ron Lieber, to spare your loved ones the hassle.
Posted In: Retail

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