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Is that a glimmer of a housing turnaround?

May 24, 2007
Prices usually go up with demand. But there was a strange wrinkle in the home-sales figures announced today. Sales were up, but prices were down. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Only your wallet is broken, not the record

May 24, 2007
The Energy Department has updated its inflation calculations and what was reported earlier as a record high for gas prices is no longer so. Kai Ryssdal found out the new target price.
Posted In: Retail

Your credit card statement may be getting clearer

May 24, 2007
For the first time in more than 25 years the Federal Reserve has proposed new rules about credit cards and how consumers can find out what they need to know. It's called Regulation Z, and Tess Vigeland has the details.
Posted In: Economy

It's pronounced DIME-ler!

May 24, 2007
We appreciate your comments, but Kai's been getting it right when pronouncing the German carmaker's name. Here's another attempt to get us all on the same page.
Posted In: Auto

Private equity tax loophole, take two

May 24, 2007
Robert Reich got a lotta mail about his suggestion to tax private equity earnings as income. Seems folks think fund managers would just move that money offshore instead. He says if that's the case, they should follow their cash and get the heck out.
Posted In: Taxes, Wall Street

No place like Home Depot shareholder meetings

May 24, 2007
Home Depot holds its annual shareholder meeting in Atlanta this morning. Last year's was one of the most, well, we'll call it "interesting" of all time. Can the new CEO whip the meeting and the company back into shape? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Retail, Wall Street

Clarifying working parents' rights

May 24, 2007
The EEOC issued new guidelines yesterday on what might constitute illegal discrimination against workers with family obligations. The agency hopes the guidelines will help people balance family and work life, Pat Loeb reports.

Wages, war and politics

May 23, 2007
The minimum-wage increase has ended up in the Iraq war funding bill. So Democratic lawmakers are in a bind: To raise the minimum wage they'll have to vote for the war. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington

Foreclosed homes are going, going . . .

May 23, 2007
As foreclosed homes flood the market, lenders are looking to get their money out as soon as possible. One way to do that is at auction. Jane Lindholm checked out the bidding where lots of homes were on the block.
Posted In: Housing, Investing

Your friendly local avatar

May 23, 2007
Just when you thought one of the greatest benefits of shopping online was never having to say "I'm just browsing thanks," more companies are discovering that virtual salespeople can boost Internet sales. Mike Rhee has the story.
Posted In: Retail, Science

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