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Boeing union agrees to delay a strike

Sep 4, 2008
Boeing machinists, the airline's largest union, decisively reject the contract. However, they agree to put a walkout on hold for 48 hours to give Boeing a chance to renegotiate. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Airlines, Jobs, Travel

Gustav evacuees allowed to go home

Sep 4, 2008
Traffic jammed on some roads into New Orleans as the mandatory evacuation of the city was lifted. Many begged to be able to return, worried about the expence of staying in hotels. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Housing, Jobs, Retail

Mortgage crisis fallout: Homeless kids

Sep 3, 2008
With many communities hit hard by foreclosures, schools are reporting spikes in the number of homeless students this fall. Mhari Saito reports on how those districts -- and their students -- are coping.
Posted In: Economy

Looking inside the 'Subprime Solution'

Sep 3, 2008
Yale economist Robert Shiller's been watching the real estate market for a long time. He's the author of a new book called "The Subprime Solution." Since that would be a pretty popular thing right now, Kai Ryssdal asked him to explain it.
Posted In: Books

Army launches attack on fashion biz

Sep 3, 2008
After decades of seeing its designs turned into fashion statements, the U.S. Army has decided to partner with Sears to launch an Army-inspired clothing line. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Retail

Layoffs could reach 1 million this year

Sep 3, 2008
August layoffs were down 14 percent from July, but it's not all good news on the job loss front. This was the worst summer of layoffs since 2002. Steve Henn learns that an even grimmer picture could be yet to come.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Renewed trust in Freddie and Fannie

Sep 3, 2008
The government's implicit backing of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae has apparently convinced investors that the two mortgage giants are a safe bet. John Dimsdale finds out why.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Wall Street

Boeing machinists voting on contract

Sep 2, 2008
If International Association of Machinists members reject the new contract proposal, a strike could cost Boeing $100 million a day and delay delivery of work for the government. Danielle Karson reports.
Posted In: Airlines, Jobs

NOLA businesses weather evacuation

Sep 2, 2008
Even though Hurricane Gustav wasn't as severe as expected, it still left billions in property damage behind it. But a bigger cost to business might turn out to be living with frequent mass evacuations. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Google unveils new browser

Sep 2, 2008
Google's debut of its open-source Chrome browser today is a hot topic on the Web....
Posted In: browser, Chrome, Google