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Paulson's new game plan

May 14, 2007
The U.S. just isn't attracting foreign investment the way it used to, so Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson wants to see some changes in our playbook. And if he can push his agenda through, American companies may enjoy the new rules as well, Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Economy

Week on Wall Street

May 11, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Kai Ryssdal what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

A mom for the second time

May 11, 2007
Commentator Nanci Olesen is a mom. Her kids are teenagers, but now she's sort of a new mom again, relearning the value of that work.

Cause marketing: Bad for the soul or M'm! M'm! Good?

May 11, 2007
A company heavily advertises an event that raises a lot of money for a good cause — and just happens to boost its own sales along the way. Campbell's Soup does it every year. Is it a win-win campaign or exploitation? Pat Loeb digs in.

Energy costs empty wallets

May 11, 2007
It looks more and more like inflation is going to come under control. But with gas prices flirting with record highs, consumers can't catch a break. It seems most of our spending money is going into the tank. Steve Henn has more details.
Posted In: Economy

Losing patience with lending reform

May 11, 2007
Congress has been studying potential actions to curb the risky practices that led to the subprime crisis. Lawmakers are giving the private sector a chance to reform itself, but it better act soon, Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Housing, Washington

You're not buying like you were last year

May 10, 2007
Retail sales numbers out today were some of the worst ever recorded. Major retailers reported a 2.3 percent decline over last year. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on gas prices and the rest of the usual suspects.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

When finding a job just doesn't compute

May 10, 2007
What does America do about workers who find themselves out of a job but don't have the computer skills necessary to find work in the knowledge economy? Hillary Wicai reports on one effort in North Carolina.
Posted In: Jobs

Border patrol forecasts economy

May 10, 2007
Researchers have stumbled across an interesting correlation between immigration and the economy: The number of migrants apprehended at the Mexican border appears to be a very good predictor of economic growth in the U.S. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Economy, Immigration

Profit still Apple of shareholders' eye

May 10, 2007
Apple remains in the SEC's sights for possible stock option backdating violations. Two of its shareholder groups want reform, but with profits soaring to the tune of 88 percent, it may be a hard sell. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

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