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March's job report: Not great

Apr 4, 2008
The latest report from the Labor Department marks the loss of 80,000 jobs, the biggest drop in five years. Alisa Roth reports what sectors were hit the hardest and when analysts are predicting things might get better.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Longtime renter, first-time buyer

Apr 4, 2008
For the latest in our Housing Madness series, we wanted to talk to someone taking advantage of the down market and buying property. Ashley Milne-Tyte found a first-time buyer in New York City -- where you'd least expect it.
Posted In: Housing, New York

Virgin could lose its beauty

Apr 4, 2008
Virgin Atlantic might soon do away with its specialty in-flight massage and beauty staff. Scott Jagow talks to reporter Angela Jameson about why the carrier budgets for 280 beauty therapists with a fleet of only 38 planes.
Posted In: Jobs, Travel

Great time to be a bankruptcy lawyer

Apr 4, 2008
The American Bankruptcy Institute holds its annual meeting today, and sure as the economy is struggling, the bankruptcy industry is having a great year. Jeff Tyler reports those bigger profits are bittersweet.

Wall Street is betting on home builders

Apr 3, 2008
The money on Wall Street is again flowing into home building. Marketplace's Jill Barshay reports on why investors are betting against the housing bust.
Posted In: Housing, Wall Street

Bear Stearns deal called necessary

Apr 3, 2008
Head of government agencies and investment banks went before a Senate committee to defend the Fed rescue of Bear Stearns, saying greater economic harm would have resulted if action weren't taken. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Housing

Senate finalizing housing market help

Apr 3, 2008
The Senate today is expected to put the finishing touches on a bi-partisan compromise aimed at helping homeowners facing foreclosure. From Washington, Jeremy Hobson gives us the outlines of the plan.
Posted In: Housing

Banks try to win back trust

Apr 3, 2008
Lately trust between banks has broken down. Consumers have been losing faith, as well. Marketplace's Amy Scott reports on how banks are trying to win back the hearts and minds of both.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Job openings on Wall Street?

Apr 3, 2008
Wall Street's been slaughtered by layoffs. About 35,000 finance workers have lost their jobs, according to the latest count. But one segment of high finance is still hiring: hedge funds. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Georgia considers ending dry Sundays

Apr 2, 2008
In Georgia, you can't buy liquor in stores on Sunday. But lawmakers are considering a bill to allow Sunday sales, which has given hope to some Georgians looking to wet their weekend whistles. Susanna Capelouto reports.
Posted In: Retail

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