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German ingenuity . . . in Poland

Nov 9, 2007
With millions of Poles traveling to England for work, labor becomes short in their home country. So Poland is filling the gap with affordable labor from eastern Germany. Brett Neely has more.
Posted In: Jobs

A weak dollar's great for exports

Nov 9, 2007
It might be bad for foreign travel, but a weakening U.S. dollar is actually good news for trade. Paul Brandus reports the extra competitive edge from a cheaper buck can help generate an extra $100 billion in exports.
Posted In: Economy

Scouting for the NBA, coaching for life

Nov 8, 2007
The NBA is pulling in more players from around the world. Meet one of the globetrotting scouts who seeks them out, in the latest installment of our series on jobs in the global economy. Jon Miller reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Sports

AMT battle comes down to red and blue

Nov 8, 2007
The Alternative Minimum Tax was once meant to make sure millionaires couldn't skip through loopholes. But now it's hitting the middle class, mostly in Democratic-leaning states. And commentator Jeff Birnbaum says the politics of fixing it speaks volumes.
Posted In: Taxes

House proposes disaster insurance pool

Nov 8, 2007
The House of Representatives is close to approving legislation to encourage an alternative to private property insurance in states prone to catastrophic, natural disasters. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Housing

Hedge funds grow through the cracks

Nov 8, 2007
Who says things are tough all over? Wealthy individuals and big institutions with money in hedge funds are enjoying their best returns in almost two years. Gains last month averaged from 3.5% to 10%. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Bernanke: It'll get worse, then better

Nov 8, 2007
The Federal Reserve chairman gave his report on the economy to a congressional committee today. What did he say that we could understand? Kai Ryssdal plays translator.
Posted In: Economy

Ford's losses not so bad

Nov 8, 2007
Ford's third-quarter numbers reflected a loss not as big as Wall Street analysts originally thought. Alisa Roth reports on how the company has managed to cut its losses, despite wan sales.
Posted In: Auto, Wall Street

Start young. Really young.

Nov 8, 2007
Brass Magazine CEO Bryan Sims, recently on Business Week's list of entrepreneurs 25 and under, started his money magazine while in college. Scott Jagow talks to him about his road to success.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Weekend for exclusive shoppers only

Nov 8, 2007
Best Buy is attempting to get an edge on holiday shopping by inviting its top customers to an exclusive sale this Sunday. Lisa Napoli tells us why this might help the retailer in an ultra-competitive season.
Posted In: Retail

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