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NYC plans to downsize classes

Jul 6, 2007
For years, New York City has been demanding more money for its schools. The money's finally come through, and the chancellor says he's planning to spend a big chunk to reduce class sizes. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: New York

Enough spin to make you dizzy

Jul 6, 2007
We've all gotten used to "spin" as a political art. But commentator Robert Lyle observes that spin is present in everyday economic life, too.

Week on Wall Street

Jul 6, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Kai Ryssdal what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

Automakers heat up summer incentives

Jul 3, 2007
Detroit automakers have once again jacked up car-buying incentives for the summer. Meanwhile, Japanese car manufacturers are using their own version to entice consumers. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto

When laws of physics, markets collide

Jul 3, 2007
Because people are unpredictable and people drive markets, physicists and economists are getting together this week in Lisbon. They're talking econophysics, a field that tries to understand markets through the laws of physics. Geoff Brumfiel explains.
Posted In: Economy

UAW ready to wheel and deal

Jul 3, 2007
After months of discussions, parts maker Delphi came to an agreement with the United Auto Workers last week. But the UAW will be looking for better deal when it sits down to renegotiate with the Big Three automakers later this month, Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto

A banner year for IPOs

Jul 3, 2007
It's been a robust year so far for initial public offerings. Taking a company public raises money for the corporation, and a new report says firms have already raised billions in 2007. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Nuts & Bolts: Accidental boss

Jul 3, 2007
Our business-owning listeners tell us they're not always eager to jump into hiring. Becoming a boss can dilute the attractions that lead people to self-employment in the first place, but it can also enhance the experience. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Extra-long holiday weekend

Jul 2, 2007
In fact, just make it a week. Lots of folks are taking advantage of the Wednesday holiday and plunking down a couple vacation days to enjoy an extended July 4 break. But will consumer spending stretch along with it? Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Travel

Summer school: Federal funds rate

Jun 29, 2007
It may be summer, but school's still in session over here. This week, Greg McBride of Bankrate.com teaches us all we need to know about the federal funds rate - and why it affects us.
Posted In: Economy

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