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Week on Wall Street

Jan 4, 2008
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson talks with host Bob Moon about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

IRS looking at 'instant' tax refunds

Jan 4, 2008
Tax preparers and their bank partners have been making a ton of money off so-called "tax refund anticipation loans" for years. But consumer groups say these loans are a terrible idea that ought to be banned, and the IRS might be taking action. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Taxes

Recession looms larger on job figures

Jan 4, 2008
The government's report of weak job growth last month has changed the outlook of many economists. The debate today focused on whether it may be too late to head off a recession. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Straight Story: Resolutions for 2008

Jan 4, 2008
Economics editor Chris Farrell wants to budget better for travel in the new year. Tess Vigeland wants to finally open an IRA with her husband. Will they follow through? Hope they're happy when they replay this in 2009...

High oil prices not reaching the pump

Jan 4, 2008
Despite oil hitting $100 a barrel for the first time, we're not yet seeing big price spikes at the pump. Why? Tess Vigeland looks for some answers with oil analyst Barbara Shook.
Posted In: Economy

Jobless claims higher than expected

Jan 4, 2008
The new job numbers out today from the Labor Department are much worse than economists expected. Janet Babin reports increased unemployment could weigh on consumer confidence and spending.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Mortgage brokers starting to register

Jan 4, 2008
To combat abusive lending practices, seven states have launched a standardized registry for mortgage brokers. Eventually, regulators nationwide will know about those who fail to register. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Housing

More bowls than good teams to fill them

Jan 3, 2008
If you follow college football, you've noticed an explosion of bowl games -- some featuring teams with losing records. Our business-of-sports analyst Diana Nyad has been keeping track and shared her thoughts with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Sports

Ford saying Tata to Jaguar, Land Rover

Jan 3, 2008
Ford might have found a buyer for two of its luxury European brands, Jaguar and Land Rover. The front runner is a company you might never had heard of -- India's Tata Motors. Jill Barshay reports on why Ford's selling, and why Tata.
Posted In: Auto

A windfall for The Weather Channel

Jan 3, 2008
The company that started The Weather Channel is expected to put it up for sale, and many big-time companies are said to be interested. Janet Babin reports the 24-hour weather broadcaster could make a fortune.
Posted In: Wall Street

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