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Newspapers launch online ad network

Feb 15, 2008
Four major U.S. newspaper chains are combining efforts on a network they hope will attract online advertisers seeking to book national campaigns. Dan Grech reports on this latest attempt to keep newspapers competitive.

Economic fears could hit public works

Feb 15, 2008
Investors' concerns with the credit crunch are showing up in auction-rate securities, which raise money for everything from roads and bridges to hospitals and museums. Marketplace's Bob Moon explains how these investments work and why we should be concerned.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Consumer confidence drops to new low

Feb 15, 2008
A monthly survey shows consumers are more pessimistic about the economy than they've been in 16 years, as fears of recession and job cuts grow. John Dimsdale reports on how psychology is affecting the economy.
Posted In: Economy

Lessons from the writers' strike

Feb 15, 2008
After more than three months on the picket lines, writers are back on the job in Hollywood. Stacey Vanek Smith asks how they managed 15 weeks without a paycheck.
Posted In: Jobs

Day in the Work Life: Soap Opera Actor

Feb 15, 2008
With Hollywood's writers back on the job, we turn an eye to entertainment and learn about an actor's day on the set with Tobias Truvillion of "One Life to Live."
Posted In: Jobs

Straight Story: Haves and have-nots

Feb 15, 2008
How should we measure economic disparity? Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight on closing the gap between the rich and the poor.

(Re)setting yourself up for trouble

Feb 15, 2008
The rates for millions of adjustable mortgages are set to skyrocket this year. How can you keep clear of the ARM reset landslide -- or dig yourself out? Bob Moon has some ideas.
Posted In: Housing

New media ads for old media firms

Feb 15, 2008
Four of the top media firms in the country are uniting behind an online ad company that reaches one-fifth of the U.S. population. Janet Babin reports on the publishers' stuggle to compete with new media.

Things will get better, unless they don't

Feb 14, 2008
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told the Senate Banking committee today he expects a year of slow-to-moderate growth. Then he said many unknown factors could stifle that growth. Kai Ryssdal has more.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Jobs, Wall Street

Home builders cut off political funds

Feb 14, 2008
Upset with the lack of action towards the housing crisis, the National Association of Home Builders said it would not be contributing money to elections this year. Jeremy Hobson reports on the power of money in politics.
Posted In: Housing

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