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Professional women? With little-girl voices?

Jun 14, 2007
Reporter Ashley Milne-Tyte noticed that many professional women in their 20s and 30s speak in ways that are, well, not very direct. She asked around about how women's voices matter to their careers.
Posted In: Jobs

Congress, Fed tackle sub-prime meltdown

Jun 14, 2007
The sub-prime loan market collapse is tearing apart neighborhoods. But hedge fund managers are worried their insurance policies won't pay out if the federal government intervenes. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Housing

Americans keep on spending

Jun 13, 2007
Once again the American consumer is riding to the economic rescue. The government says retail sales were up 1.4% in May. But retail consultant Howard Davidowitz figures there's less to the numbers than meets the eye.
Posted In: Economy, Retail, Washington

Program gives workers seeds for success

Jun 13, 2007
Farm workers usually start and end their careers in the same kind of job. Doing back-breaking work for someone else. A training program in Salinas, Calif., is trying to change that. Rachael McDonald reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Playing keep-away from private equity

Jun 13, 2007
News that Ford's trying to unload its British luxury brands Land Rover and Jaguar set off alarms among U.K. labor unions. They're lobbying hard to keep the companies out of the hand of private equity. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Auto, Canada

More mortgages gone bad

Jun 13, 2007
Looks like we haven't seen the worst of the foreclosure crisis yet. New data shows filings are up significantly. The outlook for the real estate market is grim, and it could be bad news for the economy as well, Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Housing

Lots of liquidity . . . and, oh yes, that 'carry trade'

Jun 12, 2007
Uncertain investors are making some unusual moves these days as they look for places to put their money. Our senior business correspondent Bob Moon explains what's going on in the markets.
Posted In: Canada, Economy, Investing, Wall Street

Ford dropping luxury lines

Jun 12, 2007
Ford announced today it's hired bankers to help figure out how to sell off its Land Rover and Jaguar lines. Kai Ryssdal talks with The New York Times' Micheline Maynard about the changes.
Posted In: Auto, Jobs

Ban the beautiful people's yachts and jets

Jun 12, 2007
The Senate is working on an energy plan that would set new fuel economy standards for automobiles. Commentator Ben Stein says he's all for sound energy policy, but lawmakers are going about it all wrong.
Posted In: Auto, Washington

Ford ready to toss luxury out the window

Jun 12, 2007
The automaker is looking to sell its high-end brands Land Rover and Jaguar. The move is probably about concentrating on volume back home says analyst Andrew Wright, but Ford is taking a risk driving away from the luxury and SUV markets.
Posted In: Auto

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