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Cities steer toward new meter

Mar 24, 2008
A new multi-space, credit card-friendly parking meter is garnering mixed reactions from the driving public. Rachel Dornhelm explores the technology's many facets that will allow cities to cash in big -- sometimes to parkers' dismay.

No retail hop over last Easter

Mar 24, 2008
Sales of Easter-related goods are at about what they were last year, though there may be a boost for Spring clothing as parts of the country without fairer whether will still sell items at full price. Danielle Karson reports.
Posted In: Retail

Soothing disgruntled Bear shareholders

Mar 24, 2008
Billionaire Joe Lewis is leading the campaign of Bear shareholders who want to block the ailing bank's rescue. But Stephen Beard reports JP Morgan may be prepared to up the share ante to sweeten the deal.
Posted In: Wall Street

Learning from the Bear Stearns deal

Mar 24, 2008
The Federal Reserve is reluctant to support a Bear Stearns increase in share price because it doesn't want the deal to be viewed as a bail-out. Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan outlines how the Fed can exact a price on the situation.

Competing to solve the water crisis

Mar 24, 2008
About a billion people worldwide lack access to clean drinking water, but solving the crisis could cost up to $4 billion a year. Sam Eaton reports on a competition that's using entrepreneurs to find innovative solutions.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Economy struggles with loss of luxury

Mar 24, 2008
Reports from luxury retailers like Tiffany's are watched closely by analysts because they can signal how the overall economy is doing. Rachel Dornhelm reports current signs show the average consumer is cutting back.
Posted In: Retail

The 'dirty dozen' tax scams

Mar 21, 2008
Tax time is here and so are the scammers. Lisa asks Victor Olmeczencho of the IRS how you can protect yourself from the most common tax scams.
Posted In: Taxes

Mixed news for commercial real estate

Mar 21, 2008
The good news: the commercial real estate market is in better shape than the residential one. The bad news: it's a rough road ahead. Lisa talks to Susan Smith about what's to come.
Posted In: Housing

Looking back on a roller coaster week

Mar 21, 2008
Lisa Napoli looks back at the erratic and nerve-wracking week that was on Wall Street through the eyes of Marketplace reporters and financial experts.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Mag looks for Latina bride matchup

Mar 21, 2008
The bridal business is a $69-billion industry, one that a new Spanish-language magazine is hoping to cash in on. Caitlan Carroll reports on the launch of Bodas USA, the first American bridal magazine written entirely in Spanish.

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