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A novel business idea spells success

Nov 22, 2007
Jera and Brad Deal turned an inventive letter-hunting game with their daughter into a multimillion-dollar family business. Sean Cole paid them a visit and found the world around him full of letters.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Few are getting refinancing help

Nov 21, 2007
Congress and state officials are trying to help homeowners facing foreclosure by offering alternatives to borrowers and lenders. But for all the good intentions, not much is changing. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Housing

Growing subprime worries rattle markets

Nov 21, 2007
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development shook investors today when it warned that overall subprime lending losses could feasibly hit between $200 billion and $300 billion. Can anything be done to limit the losses? Bob Moon has more.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Straight Story: Giving thanks

Nov 21, 2007
Chris Farrell thinks back on the financial stories he's been thankful for this year. On the list: the Fed chairman, the health insurance debate and pension reform.

Educating Rico: Lost in translation

Nov 21, 2007
Associate Producer Rico Gagliano is back with another installment of our series "Educating Rico." This time our hero takes a trip to the emergency room -- overseas.
Posted In: Travel

Vacation tip: Leave the laptop behind

Nov 21, 2007
Even when we go on vacation, we stay tethered to the office. Marketplace's Sam Eaton investigates why American workers have such a hard time cutting the cord.
Posted In: Jobs, Travel

Labor numbers positive, but suspect

Nov 21, 2007
The Labor Department reports that fewer people are applying for unemployment insurance. But Janet Babin reports the numbers could have been thrown off due to the holiday season's retail hiring.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

LEI's projection power pending

Nov 21, 2007
The index of leading economic indicators has been a strong tool for analysts to determine the likelihood of a recession. But Amy Scott reports the LEI coming out today might point to something else, if it matters at all.
Posted In: Economy

Poland needs workers to reach its goal

Nov 20, 2007
Poland will be hosting the European soccer championshps in 2012. It's such a big deal that construction on new roads and stadiums has already started. But who is going to do the work? Brett Neely reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Mortgage meltdown hits thrifts hard

Nov 20, 2007
The Office of Thrift Supervision reported today that earnings for the nation's savings and loans plunged 84 percent in the third quarter. Yep, more mortgage problems. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Economy

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