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Swept away by service culture

Feb 12, 2008
Author Alex Frankel wanted to find out what life was like on the other side of the counter. He talks to Scott Jagow about his book, where he shares his experience of joining the working culture of Starbucks, UPS, the Gap and more.
Posted In: Books, Jobs, Retail

Is spending your rebate a civic duty?

Feb 11, 2008
The Bush Administration will likely finalize its stimulus package this week, allowing rebate checks to be sent out by May. What will you do with the money? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports on how those who save might be hurting the economy.
Posted In: Economy

Exxon freeze gets Venezuela moving

Feb 11, 2008
Venezuela has begun moving oil revenues into Swiss banks to avoid a possible seizure of funds by Exxon Mobil. The move creates a new chapter in the legal fight between Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and one of America's biggest companies. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Auto, Economy

BASF not worried by subprime mess

Feb 11, 2008
A new estimate predicts a $400-billion hit in subprime write-offs. But Jurgen Hambrecht says if banks simply worked the way European manufacturers did, there would be little cause to worry. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Wall Street

Sloan Sessions: Raising the lending roof

Feb 11, 2008
Part of the stimulus package will allow Freddy Mac and Fannie Mae to back much bigger home loans. Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan says the federal government should keep a closer eye on lenders who would benefit the most.
Posted In: Housing

Housing crisis leaves many in the dust

Feb 8, 2008
As big homebuilders nationwide face their worst crisis in decades, the damage from the huge supply of unsold homes they built is rippling to lots of innocent bystanders. Steve Tripoli reports from a half-finished subdivision in South Carolina.
Posted In: Housing, Jobs

Week on Wall Street

Feb 8, 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

Oh, Canada!

Feb 8, 2008
While the U.S. struggles with a slowing economy, Canada's unemployment rate is the lowest it's been in decades. Rich in commodities, the country has reaped the benefits of increased global demand. But will isolation from economic downturn last forever? Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Economy, Travel

EU banana tarrif overruled

Feb 8, 2008
An international panel on trade disputes has ruled against the European Union's import tariffs for bananas from Latin America. John Dimsdale reports on what the ruling means for U.S. importers like Chiquita and Dole.
Posted In: Taxes, Travel

Chrysler cuts could be costly

Feb 8, 2008
Chrysler has decided to reduce the number of models sold under its Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge brands. The company also plans to reduce dealerships, which could result in costly buyouts. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Auto, Retail

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