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A Wall Street-Iraq war disconnect

May 2, 2007
America's investor class celebrates another record-high Dow average while grunts and jarheads bleed in Iraq. Commentator Ben Stein suggests that a universal draft might make us all more careful about future wars.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

April rains on U.S. jobs numbers

May 2, 2007
A survey this morning reported that April job growth was the weakest in four years. Downturns in the housing and sub-prime lending industries could be spreading, and the impact is being felt on the GDP.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Murdoch has a jones to buy WSJ parent

May 1, 2007
News Corp, which already controls some big English and Australian papers, made a play today for Dow Jones, the parent company of the Wall Street Journal. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

What's Murdoch's plan?

May 1, 2007
Kai Ryssdal talks with media columnist Tim Rutten of the Los Angeles Times about how Rupert Murdoch sees Dow Jones fitting into the News Corp empire.
Posted In: Wall Street

Businesses find alternative routes

Apr 30, 2007
Managers in the San Francisco Bay Area were wondering this morning how to keep their businesses going if workers couldn't get to work. Some companies are changing the way they look at work from home. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Sharing a successful vision

Apr 30, 2007
Larry Flax and Rick Rosenfield turned California Pizza Kitchen into a $500 million operation with more than 14,000 employees. The co-CEOs talked with Kai Ryssdal in our latest.
Posted In: Retail

Numbers that keep Ben Bernanke up at night

Apr 30, 2007
A report today from the Commerce Department showed prices rose 2.4% in March over last year, and that consumer spending was down in terms of what we got for our money. How will the Fed react? Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy

Sloan Sessions: The ultimate tax dodge

Apr 30, 2007
Sam Zell has found quite a tax haven for his Tribune Company purchase. He's taking advantage of an unintentional loophole in an 11-year-old minimum wage bill that will allow the post-buyout Tribune to pay zero income tax. Zilch. Nada. Allan Sloan explains.
Posted In: Wall Street

CPK Special: Half Larry, half Rick

Apr 30, 2007
Co-founders Larry Flax and Rick Rosenfield are still leading California Pizza Kitchen side-by-side. Kai Ryssdal split a pizza with them recently and asked about their unusual working relationship.

Economy's limping along

Apr 27, 2007
The U.S. economy grew just 1.3 percent from January through March. It took a big hit from the slumping housing market. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Economy

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