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Lost jobs a cost of economic pay-back

Mar 7, 2008
Employers cut more than 63,000 jobs in February -- the largest number in five years, according to the Labor Department. How long might job losses continue? As long as it takes to settle up with years of overextended growth. Alisa Roth reports
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Against Saudi odds, a woman CEO

Mar 7, 2008
When Nadia Al Dossary's husband fell into a coma, she ignored Saudi Arabia's laws and handled his affairs. Now, she runs his multimillion-dollar scrap metal company. Kelly McEvers has her story.
Posted In: Jobs

The FHA needs more authority in crisis

Mar 6, 2008
Commentator and economist Glenn Hubbard says that to fix the housing crisis we must give the Federal Housing Administration more authority. He believes it should offer new loans to subprime mortgage holders so they can refinance.
Posted In: Housing

Work not enough for Iraqi refugees

Mar 6, 2008
Once civil servants in their home in Baghdad, Ayssir and Maher now work small jobs round the clock to provide for their family in Jordan. But they still rely on the help of friends to get by (Part 4 of a series).
Posted In: Jobs

Egyptian start-ups battle red tape

Mar 6, 2008
Egyptian entrepreneurs have many hurdles ahead of them to start a business, from finding money to surviving a gauntlet of paperwork. Amy Scott talks to young business owners in Egypt to hear more about their struggle.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Minding your own business in Israel

Mar 5, 2008
Cross-border violence in and around Israel's Gaza Strip makes it difficult for both Israeli and Palestinian business owners to keep their doors open. Daniel Estrin reports how Israeli shop owners are coping.
Posted In: Jobs

Government is unlearning from the past

Mar 5, 2008
Commentator David Frum says that instead of repeating mistakes in response to economic slowdowns and high oil prices, we should be trying new solutions.
Posted In: Economy

Xerox shows off new logo

Mar 5, 2008
Xerox has unveiled its new brand logo on racing superbikes as part of a multimillion-dollar rebranding campaign. But how much can a new logo really convey? Jennifer Collins reports.

Law firms cash in on bankruptcies

Mar 5, 2008
As the credit crunch continues, many businesses have to file for bankruptcy. That means that one area of business is booming: bankruptcy services firms. John Dimsdale reports on how they are staffing up.
Posted In: Jobs, Retail

Atlantic City doubles down on casinos

Mar 4, 2008
In spite of a slowing economy, Atlantic City plans to spend almost $10 billion on a new wave of casino projects. The city is betting on a new demographic of gamblers to spruce up the local economy. Joel Rose reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Investing, Taxes

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