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OK, Ben, but Greenspan said . . .

May 17, 2007
Part of Ben Bernanke's job now involves hearing the differing views of his predecessor. Steve Tripoli looks at whether the Fed chief could be a little irked by the attention Alan Greenspan's attracting.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street, Washington

Reaganomics is dead . . . in America

May 17, 2007
With congressional Democrats preparing legislation to raise federal tax rates, commentator Stephen Moore says The Gipper's economic philosophy no longer holds sway in Washington. But in the rest of the <nobr>world . . .</nobr>
Posted In: Economy

Double-wide trouble for mobile-home owners

May 17, 2007
Rising land values are putting the squeeze on trailer parks. In Washington state so many have closed it's turned into a full-blown housing crisis. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Housing

It's not on the menu, but...

May 17, 2007
We'll take ours protein-style. It isn't hard to find regulars at some well-known fast-food restaurants ordering "secret" menu items. And allowing this off-the-menu behavior can be a very smart business move, Pat Loeb reports.

Lexus ups the ante in hybrid car market

May 17, 2007
Toyota is betting big on the future of the hybrid vehicle market with a super-deluxe luxury Lexus model, available in the U.S. sometime this summer. It's part of a growing "green" trend in the auto industry. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Auto

How realistic is Congress' budget?

May 16, 2007
Congressional Democrats announced their 2008 budget plan, totalling $2.9 trillion. But is it worth the reams of paper it's written on? Budget watcher Maya McGuineas takes a look at the details with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: New York

Should America work on having more vacation?

May 16, 2007
A new study says the United States is the only advanced economy that doesn't require employers to offer paid vacations. Is that a bad thing? Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Unions challenge private equity

May 16, 2007
Cerberus and Chrysler insist the company won't be junked and sold for parts, but the mushrooming trend toward privatization has prompted workers unions to pressure venture capitalists to share the wealth. John Dimsdale explains.
Posted In: Auto, Washington

Gas and food prices keep climbing

May 15, 2007
The Energy Department says gas inventories are low and, despite high prices, demand just keeps rising. And food prices are going up as well. Pat Loeb reports.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

There's a good side to subprime lending

May 15, 2007
Subprime lenders are going bankrupt and Congress is holding hearings on predatory lending. But commentator and economist Susan Lee still thinks there's an upside to subprime.
Posted In: Housing

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