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This credit crunch, too, shall pass . . .

Aug 7, 2007
The Fed made no mention of doing anything about the shakiness in the economy. Greg McBride from Bankrate.com spoke with Kai Ryssdal about the Fed's statement.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Wheat cost turns up heat on Italian pasta

Aug 7, 2007
The price of durum wheat, which Italians insist on using for their pasta, is at a level not seen in years. Megan Williams reports that Italians will swallow the increase, but it won't go down easy.
Posted In: Economy

Let's count the ways to sell stuff online

Aug 7, 2007
First we had Craigslist and eBay, and their imitators of course. Now Buy.com and Facebook are teaming up to host online Garage Sales. And a new site where amateur video stars hawk used merchandise may have found a way to make Web video pay. Pat Loeb explains.
Posted In: Science

Ad dollars flow from papers to Web

Aug 7, 2007
It's now estimated that more than half of the $200-billion-plus U.S. advertising market will flow to online sites and away from newspapers. More folks are simply getting their news online. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Subprime fallout pumps oil-market fears

Aug 6, 2007
A week after crude oil prices reached record highs, the oil markets are looking as jittery as stocks. Oil traders are hoping the subprime mortgage spill-over doesn't become a gusher. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Chrysler makes surprising CEO choice

Aug 6, 2007
Chrysler's choice of Bob Nardelli as its new CEO is turning some heads, given the way he was shown the door at Home Depot. Kai Ryssdal talks with Jeff Sonnenfeld at the Yale School of Management about the move.
Posted In: Auto

How the Bancrofts lost the Journal

Aug 6, 2007
Rupert Murdoch last week managed to swing a couple Bancrofts over to his side to buy Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal, but Allan Sloan says the damage was done a long time ago, way back when the family first set up the public stock offering.
Posted In: Wall Street

Nardelli back in driver's seat

Aug 6, 2007
Bob Nardelli didn't have such a good run as CEO of Home Depot, but today he got another job as the head of Chrysler, where he won't have to worry about stock prices and angry shareholders. Micki Maynard says it could be a good fit.
Posted In: Auto

Fed watch buzzwords: Inflation, growth

Aug 6, 2007
The Fed meets this week to set short-term interest rates. It's held them steady for more than a year now, but with further signs of a weakening economy, might we be in for a cut? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Economy

Straight Story: Unfair taxes

Aug 3, 2007
This week, economics editor Chris Farrell ponders why some big money earners pay a much less ratio of taxes when compared with other Americans.

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