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Small pizzerias' success in human touch

Dec 24, 2007
As Domino's debuts a multimillion-dollar ad campaign, mom-and-pop pizzerias without big marketing budgets compensate by trying to serve an authentic slice of culture. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Retail

Better know about the new FICO

Dec 21, 2007
Our credit score is one of the most important numbers in our lives, and it's in store for a huge makeover. Tess Vigeland talks FICO in the new year with whiz Liz Pulliam Weston.

Straight Story: Mad about index funds

Dec 21, 2007
Economics editor Chris Farrell wonders: Why doesn't Jim Cramer's television show tell people to have a diverse portfolio? He explores why with Tess Vigeland.

Taking 'Wow!' out of Wall Street parties

Dec 21, 2007
The number of companies throwing bashes this holiday season has declined almost 10 percent from last year, according to one report. Chalk it up to general worries about the economy. Amy Scott takes a look at one industry in particular that is feeling the pinch.
Posted In: Wall Street

Fed cracks down on mortgage lending

Dec 21, 2007
The Federal Reserve proposed a strict set of rules for subprime mortgages. Tess Vigeland talks to Nancy Marshall Genzer from Marketplace's Washington, D.C. bureau about what's at stake and how the Fed plan may affect homeowners.
Posted In: Economy, Taxes

Week on Wall Street

Dec 21, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

A tale of two electronics retailers

Dec 21, 2007
Best Buy is going gangbusters. Circuit City's shares are down 75% so far this year, and things are expected to get worse. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on how two companies selling similar stuff have wound up in such different places.
Posted In: Retail

Saudi bailout draws UBS investors' ire

Dec 21, 2007
The Swiss bank UBS has sold a slice of itself to Singapore and to Saudi Arabia. Its shareholders in Europe are making a big fuss about the Saudi investment. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Retail

Wall Street not so merry over bonuses

Dec 21, 2007
Some positive analysts think the bonuses on Wall Street will come up, and others hear that bonuses are down. Ashley Milne-Tyte tells us who is most likely to walk away with a healthy check.
Posted In: Jobs, Wall Street

FTC OKs Google-DoubleClick deal

Dec 20, 2007
The Federal Trade Commission this morning gave Google the OK to take over online ad company DoubleClick. Digital privacy advocates who fought the merger think this is very bad news. Lisa Napoli reports.

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