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Hard time finding qualified buyers?

Sep 5, 2007
One consequence of the subprime collapse is that mortgage lenders have made it lot harder to get a home loan. Some say too hard, especially in cities where home prices are high. Stacey Vanek-Smith explains.
Posted In: Housing

Small dreams for college-bound students

Sep 4, 2007
Low-income students still face a big barrier to college -- the cost has more than tripled over the past 25 years. And state and federal aid hasn't kept up. So, as Laura Leslie reports, some students may be learning to dream small.

Looking for a new, French face

Sep 4, 2007
The Elite model agency is responding to the increasing diversity of Paris. It's searching for talent where residents of North African descent make up one of the largest ethnic minorities. John Laurenson reports.

Small steps taken for troubled borrowers

Sep 4, 2007
The Federal Reserve has asked mortgage lenders and loan companies to ease up on subprime borrowers who might be facing foreclosure. Marketplace's Steve Tripoli discusses the details with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Housing, Investing, Wall Street

NYC taxi strike looms

Sep 4, 2007
Some cab drivers in New York City aren't happy about new regulations that require them to have GPS and credit card systems installed. We speak to one driver about the costs he's facing.
Posted In: New York

Mining companies dig deeper

Sep 4, 2007
Critics say mining companies are sacrificing safety to get every last lump of coal out of the ground. Jeremy Hobson reports that demand and prices for coal are up, giving companies incentive to mine every inch they can.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington

Hot in one room, cold in the next

Sep 4, 2007
Office buildings never seem to get the temperature right. You might think modern climate controls could stabilize such tightly-controlled environments, but the very design of cooling systems is to blame, Janet Babin discovers.
Posted In: Jobs, Science

CEO and chairman of the Bard

Sep 4, 2007
A chief executive's life can have its moments of high drama. That's why a training seminar uses Shakespeare to teach management lessons. Sean Cole has the story.
Posted In: Jobs

Just say no to your boss

Sep 4, 2007
It's one of the smallest words in the English language and probably the toughest to say to the boss. Dr. Dory Hollander is the founder of Wise Workplaces. She tells Tess Vigeland how to say no -- without losing your job.
Posted In: Jobs

Don't stand out, stand together

Sep 4, 2007
Management gurus say the best way to get ahead at work is to just put yourself out there. But commentator Richard Conniff disagrees. He says workers are better off if they stand together, than stand out.
Posted In: Jobs

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