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U.S. is manufacturing less

Jan 2, 2008
Manufacturing ended a 10-month growth spurt in December. A closely-watched index sank to its lowest point in almost five years. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Economy

Finding her voice by starting over

Jan 1, 2008
Rene Marie, a former bank teller, has been living her dream by performing as a jazz singer. Her earnings aren't as steady as those she enjoyed from the bank, but she says that's the price of freedom. Jo Giese reports.
Posted In: Jobs

China needs to spend some time off

Jan 1, 2008
New rules are giving Chinese employees something most Americans take for granted: paid days off. Scott Tong reports this is especially good for encouraging spending, as Chinese workers save too much.
Posted In: Jobs, Travel

China managers have decisions to make

Dec 31, 2007
China has become a manufacturing powerhouse, but when it comes to producing management talent it still relies on imports from the United States. Bill Marcus reports.
Posted In: Jobs

More security for Chinese laborers

Dec 31, 2007
Cheap labor may become a rarer commodity in China, thanks to a new law requiring workers to have written contracts. Scott Tong looks at the new job security for laborers and what it will cost employers.
Posted In: Jobs

Gift-card swappers beware

Dec 31, 2007
Several websites have popped up that allow people to swap the $26 billion worth of gift cards sold this holiday season. But Sam Eaton reports there are few guarantees and you can't always tell what you're getting.
Posted In: Retail

Home sales numbers say keep it cheap

Dec 31, 2007
Existing home sales numbers are projected to come up slightly from sharp lows. Steve Tripoli reports more downward price pressure is expected ahead for the new year -- so if you're selling a home, sell low.
Posted In: Housing

Part private equity, part mortgages

Dec 31, 2007
The year began with a private-equity deal practically every day. When that stopped, talk of mortgages took over. Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan reviews the year in Wall Street deals with Scott Jagow.

Week on Wall Street

Dec 28, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with host Amy Scott about what happened on Wall Street in 2007 and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

Irish locals tell developers to go away

Dec 28, 2007
Big real estate developers and the newly rich are eying some of Ireland's most beautiful rural towns. But local authorities would like them to take their mansion-building money elsewhere. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Housing

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