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Looking to make a quick U turn

Jan 15, 2008
Ford Motor Co. shareholders are hoping CEO Alan Mulally can drive a turnaround that will halt the company's flood of red ink and declining market share. He talks with Kai Ryssdal about the challenges facing the automaker.
Posted In: Auto

Lessons for Iran's working woman

Jan 14, 2008
Iranians live under strict rules that govern their public lives, but inside people's homes and businesses the scene is quite different. Borzou Daragahi tells the tale of two women who used their different backgrounds to stitch together a business.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Citigroup to announce big losses, layoffs

Jan 14, 2008
The nation's largest bank is expected to announce a $24 billion write-down and up to 24,000 layoffs due to subprime problems -- more than twice what it previously announced. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on how the company didn't know how bad things would be.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Wall Street

Detroit's auto show emphasizes green

Jan 14, 2008
Electric cars, hybrids and other green concept cars are a big theme at this year's North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Jeremy Hobson has more on a few featured models -- including an eco-friendly Hummer.
Posted In: Auto

Why tap stock dividends now?

Jan 14, 2008
To cut costs, Citigroup might reduce or eliminate its dividends to shareholders. Scott Jagow talks to Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan about why big Wall Street banks have left stock dividends alone up until now.

Can Congress help subprime now?

Jan 14, 2008
The House and Senate have proposals to deal with the subprime mortgage crisis when they reconvene. But Danielle Karson reports it may be too little, too late for Congress to do anything about a possible recession.
Posted In: Housing

Week on Wall Street

Jan 11, 2008
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

Mandatory sick days gaining strength

Jan 11, 2008
More than 40% of private-sector workers, most of whom work in service jobs, don't get paid sick leave. Now some federal, state and municipal lawmakers are considering making paid sick days mandatory. Shia Levitt reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Gold's got a little too much glitter

Jan 11, 2008
You're probably not planning to rush out and buy gold ingot anytime soon, but the rapidly rising price of gold is making certain consumers and retailers feel the pain. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Economy

Subprime fallout: Bank-buying bonanza

Jan 11, 2008
Bank of America is buying Countrywide Financial. And JP Morgan Chase is salivating over Washington Mutual. Which made us wonder: How far will bank consolidations go? John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

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