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Did you use that gift card or rebate?

Aug 9, 2007
Retailers are using gift cards and rebates to prompt us to buy. And, as commentator Ian Ayres points out, they're profiting from the fact that many of us won't use those cards and rebates.
Posted In: Retail

Text 'til you drop

Aug 9, 2007
Text-messaging has leapt over the wall of teen obsession and into the hands of the general consumer public, so some retailers are taking advantage of the technology to lure consumers to their stores. Ambar Espinoza explains.
Posted In: Retail, Science

Cutting Godiva from their diet

Aug 9, 2007
Apparently the folks at Campbell's aren't buying into the whole "chocolate is good for you" theory. The company plans to sell off the Belgian chocolate maker because it doesn't fit its new wellness-focused image. Stephen Beard reports.

Subway flooding slows NYC commuters

Aug 8, 2007
Heavy weather and flooding shut down subways in New York City, leaving commuters steaming on one of the hottest and most humid days of the year. It was another reminder of failing infrastructure. Ashley Milne Tyte reports.
Posted In: New York, Travel

Workers need training, not tough talk

Aug 8, 2007
Commentator Glenn Hubbard says Congress should drop the tough trade talk as a way to protect American jobs and focus on getting displaced workers retrained.
Posted In: Jobs

What's Murdoch got a jones for now?

Aug 8, 2007
After all the hullabaloo over Rupert Murdoch's purchase of Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal, we got to wondering what's next for the media mogul. Kai Ryssdal talked with Los Angeles Times media critic Tim Rutten.
Posted In: Wall Street

Just one word: potash

Aug 8, 2007
Since the '90s, it's been tech stocks that have kept the economic community riveted. But commentator David Frum says abstract is out: The "new economy" we keep hearing about is heavy and bulky and transported by rail.
Posted In: Economy

Wheat cost turns up heat on Italian pasta

Aug 7, 2007
The price of durum wheat, which Italians insist on using for their pasta, is at a level not seen in years. Megan Williams reports that Italians will swallow the increase, but it won't go down easy.
Posted In: Economy

Fed's words speak louder than action

Aug 7, 2007
The Federal Open Market Committee held interest rates steady at 5.25% today. But as is usually the case of late, everybody was more interested in what the Fed had to say rather than what it did. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street, Washington

This credit crunch, too, shall pass . . .

Aug 7, 2007
The Fed made no mention of doing anything about the shakiness in the economy. Greg McBride from Bankrate.com spoke with Kai Ryssdal about the Fed's statement.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

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