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Economy slows fashion's creations

Sep 10, 2008
New York City's Fashion Week is designers' big chance to show off their stuff and hope it sells -- no sure thing in a troubled economy. Kai Ryssdal talks with Kate Betts of Time Style and Design to get her take on the business of fashion this year.
Posted In: Retail

Mortgage rates fall but crunch isn't over

Sep 10, 2008
The federal government's takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has led to a drop in mortgage rates, making it a lot more attractive to buy a house or refinance the one you have. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Housing

Buffett puts up banking caution sign

Sep 10, 2008
A subsidiary of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway group is going to stop insuring bank deposits over $100,000. Does this mean Buffett is worried about future bank failures? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Lehman plans to unload assets

Sep 10, 2008
Fire sale at Lehman Brothers. The struggling bank will spin off its commercial mortgages as part of a plan to keep itself afloat. Lehman has lost nearly $4 billion in the fourth quarter. Janet Babin has more.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

What prompted OPEC's production cut?

Sep 10, 2008
OPEC ministers surprised many oil experts who expected the cartel would keep production levels the same. Host Scott Jagow asks a reporter from the Financial Times why OPEC decided to cut them.
Posted In: Economy, Oil

Heads up: Air New Zealand is looking for a few bald men

Sep 10, 2008
My mother always said she had eyes in the back of her head. Now, a New Zealand airline wants to put temporary tattoos on the back of the heads of...
Posted In: Air New Zealand, bald men, human billboards, tattoo

East Europe attracting U.S. companies

Sep 10, 2008
Azerbaijan, Albania and Belarus are among countries rated high for regulatory reforms that are favorable to American corporations looking to get away from U.S. rules. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Russia

OPEC opts to cut production

Sep 10, 2008
The oil cartel meeting in Vienna ended with a surprise decision to lower output now that prices are falling. Not everyone sees the decision as a permanent one. Megan Williams has more.
Posted In: Economy, Oil

Alabama county facing bankruptcy

Sep 10, 2008
Jefferson County, Alabama, has already missed several bond payments for a sewer project. No one really wants the county to go down, though. Tanya Ott reports on the situation.
Posted In: Economy

Foreclosure help scams are on the rise

Sep 10, 2008
Scammers prey on desperate homeowners who have missed mortgage payments, offering to help save the home from foreclosure. Alisa Roth reports on how the fraud works and talks to a homeowner victim.
Posted In: Housing

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