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Barclays losing ABN AMRO deal

Oct 4, 2007
It seems Barclays is set to admit defeat in the battle for Dutch bank ABN AMRO, in light of a cash offer by rival Royal Bank of Scotland. Stephen Beard reports on a possible resolution.
Posted In: Wall Street

Polishing a tarnished, subprime image

Oct 3, 2007
Countrywide, the nation's biggest mortgage company, is gearing up for a major public relations campaign to improve its subprime-debacle image. Steve Tripoli reports that Countrywide needs to be careful how it deploys the PR playbook.
Posted In: Housing

Oil prices expected to climb again

Oct 2, 2007
Oil prices finished just above $80 a barrel today. But some speculate prices could be well higher by the new year. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Retail

Nasdaq thinks globally, buys regionally

Oct 2, 2007
This morning, the Nasdaq announced that it was buying the Boston Stock Exchange, one of the oldest regional exchanges. But after purchasing so many international exchanges this month, why Boston? Amy Scott explains.
Posted In: Wall Street

Credit score versus insurance rates

Oct 2, 2007
Congress is taking up the issue of whether a person's credit score should determine their insurance rate. Consumer groups find the practice discriminatory. Steve Tripoli has more.
Posted In: Auto

Subprime hits the Armani set

Oct 2, 2007
High-end retailers are holding off some of their orders on the approach of the holiday season, according to one report. Sarah Gardner reports they may be starting to feel the crunch.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

Idea for Starbucks: Teens on Beans

Oct 1, 2007
Starbucks is now a "family destination," or so the company says. It might soon be brewing up menu items targeted directly to kids and teens. Commentator Tim Bedore worries that insufferable adolescents might overrun his coffeehouse.
Posted In: Retail

Subway's kosher outlets are on a roll

Oct 1, 2007
The Subway chain is trying to sandwich in some new growth to its 21,000 locations. Stacey Vanek-Smith takes a look at a kosher Subway that has opened right here in Los Angeles.
Posted In: Retail

Something else to dislike about September

Sep 29, 2007
According to Wall Street lore and superstitious brokers, September is the worst month for investors. Tess talks about the legend with David Wyss, chief economist for Standard and Poor's.
Posted In: Wall Street

Setting a stage to feel 'at home'

Sep 29, 2007
Have a home that just won't sell? One reason might be the soft market, or you're asking too much money for it . . . or you could just be a slob. If that's the case, you could do what Curt Nickisch did and hire a professional home stager.
Posted In: Housing

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