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Workplace outlook: surprisingly positive

Aug 10, 2007
A poll of corporate executives and middle managers on the future of the workplace 10 years from now unearthed some interesting and surprising answers, but perhaps none more so than the degree of job satisfaction. BusinessWeek's Peter Coy fills us in.
Posted In: Jobs

Swim at your own risk

Aug 10, 2007
You might start seeing more of those "No Lifeguard on Duty" warning signs. The American Red Cross says beaches and pools across the country are experiencing a shortage of people who are qualified and willing to do the job. Pat Loeb reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Bush not pumped about gas tax

Aug 9, 2007
At a news conference, President Bush made it clear what he thinks of a higher gas tax to fix the nation's infrastructure. He also fielded a larger-than-usual array of questions about the state of the U.S. economy.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Washington

Betting against subprime lenders

Aug 9, 2007
Some people have been "shorting" the companies that created and financed the subprime mortgage debacle. Steve Tripoli has been asking whether there's still time for a profitable bet against the architects of subprime.
Posted In: Housing, Investing, Wall Street

Did you use that gift card or rebate?

Aug 9, 2007
Retailers are using gift cards and rebates to prompt us to buy. And, as commentator Ian Ayres points out, they're profiting from the fact that many of us won't use those cards and rebates.
Posted In: Retail

Text 'til you drop

Aug 9, 2007
Text-messaging has leapt over the wall of teen obsession and into the hands of the general consumer public, so some retailers are taking advantage of the technology to lure consumers to their stores. Ambar Espinoza explains.
Posted In: Retail, Science

Cutting Godiva from their diet

Aug 9, 2007
Apparently the folks at Campbell's aren't buying into the whole "chocolate is good for you" theory. The company plans to sell off the Belgian chocolate maker because it doesn't fit its new wellness-focused image. Stephen Beard reports.

What's Murdoch got a jones for now?

Aug 8, 2007
After all the hullabaloo over Rupert Murdoch's purchase of Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal, we got to wondering what's next for the media mogul. Kai Ryssdal talked with Los Angeles Times media critic Tim Rutten.
Posted In: Wall Street

Subway flooding slows NYC commuters

Aug 8, 2007
Heavy weather and flooding shut down subways in New York City, leaving commuters steaming on one of the hottest and most humid days of the year. It was another reminder of failing infrastructure. Ashley Milne Tyte reports.
Posted In: New York, Travel

Workers need training, not tough talk

Aug 8, 2007
Commentator Glenn Hubbard says Congress should drop the tough trade talk as a way to protect American jobs and focus on getting displaced workers retrained.
Posted In: Jobs

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