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Citigroup's card cutoffs generate fears

Feb 4, 2008
Citigroup has given 160,000 high risk credit card customers in the U.K. one month before it will cut off their cards. Jeff Tyler reports on whether this is a trend that could begin to affect risky American consumers.

Finding Drucker's vision in all that stuff

Feb 4, 2008
Commentator Charles Handy reflects on the philosophies of economist Peter Drucker to figure out what to do when a consumer economy starts to buy less stuff. First in an occasional series.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Federal budget proposal tops $3 trillion

Feb 4, 2008
President Bush has submitted a budget proposal of $3.1 trillion, declaring that it would fund security efforts yet not present a financial burden for taxpayers. Nancy Marshall Genzer looks at the budget and reports on what Americans are getting out of it.
Posted In: Economy, Taxes

Why do bonds even need insurance?

Feb 4, 2008
We've been hearing a lot of news about the trouble with bond insurers like MBIA and Ambac. But why is bond insurance even important? Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan debunks the mystery with Scott Jagow.

What to wear to a recession?

Feb 1, 2008
With this year's New York Fashion Week kicking off in a slowing economy, retailers have a few more wrinkles to contend with in figuring out what customers will buy. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Economy

Week on Wall Street

Feb 1, 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

Duopoly may take over Internet

Feb 1, 2008
Once heralded as a completely open environment not ruled by corporate giants, the Net may now be dominated by two forces, Microsoft-Yahoo and Google. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Jobs, Science

Job figures only add to the confusion

Feb 1, 2008
January was the first time in more than four years that the economy ended a month with fewer jobs than it started. Bob Moon reports on which industries were hit the worst.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Straight Story: Borrow and spend

Feb 1, 2008
Economics editor Chris Farrell pulls out his crystal ball and sees a return to frugality. Chris sets the story straight on the end of the "borrow and spend" economy.

Super Bowl ads targeting women

Feb 1, 2008
Super Bowl advertisers will be targeting the 40-percent female audience this Sunday. Andrea Gardner reports the move comes as the entertainment writers' strike has shut down a lot of female-oriented programming.
Posted In: Sports

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