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Watch out for those green ones...

Jan 23, 2008
The maker of M&Ms wants to release a bag of greens-only candies to cash in on an urban legend about the romantic power of the colored chocolates. Andrea Gardner reports why it could be a risky campaign.
Posted In: Retail

What will you get from Fed's rate cut?

Jan 22, 2008
Kevin Flanigan at Morgan Stanley tells Kai Ryssdal that the reduction in the federal funds rate means consumers can expect lower interest rates for mortgages and loans, but it may take several months.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Fed slashes rate early to calm markets

Jan 22, 2008
Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve got up early this morning, had a look around and didn't like what they saw. The central bank cut its main interest rate three-quarters of a percent -- the biggest whack it's taken in 25 years. And another cut may be coming next week. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Paulson focuses on tax relief in address

Jan 22, 2008
Before reacting to this morning's rate cut, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson addressed President Bush's stimulus plan for the U.S. economy. Dan Grech reports Paulson's main concern is the Democratic Congress.
Posted In: Economy

New report could risk false optimism

Jan 22, 2008
The National Association for Business Economics will release its quarterly survey today on business conditions. Jeremy Hobson reports there may be some good news, but some analysts feel the report shouldn't be so upbeat.
Posted In: Economy

The impact of bond insurance

Jan 22, 2008
There's a lot of distress surrounding the U.S. economy, but is something specific driving a huge sell-off in Asia? Andrew Wood of The Financial Times talks to Scott Jagow about the bond insurance market.
Posted In: Economy

How will shoppers rule in Charney case?

Jan 21, 2008
American Apparel CEO Dov Charney has a court date this week to defend himself against a former employee's accusations of sexual harassment. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on what effect the lawsuit might have on the clothing company's brand.
Posted In: Retail

A cab ride turned sales pitch

Jan 21, 2008
Cab drivers in London are getting paid to pitch various products to their passengers during the ride. Marketplace's Stephen Beard explains to Scott Jagow how the idea of sales are mentioned in conversation -- and why it works.
Posted In: Travel

Behind Bank of America's tax break

Jan 21, 2008
Bank of America's purchase of Countrywide will save the bank half a billion dollars in taxes over the first five years. Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan sorts through the numbers in the deal with Scott Jagow.

Week on Wall Street

Jan 18, 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.

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