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The 40-year-old roommate

May 31, 2007
Commentator and New York City renter Doug Cordell is here to tell you that the falling housing market has its wider impacts. Like, having to share a place with a guy singing arias in an open bathrobe.
Posted In: Housing, New York

Looking for some regulation

May 31, 2007
Duke Energy chief James Rogers tells us why he's pushing to have government control of his industry's greenhouse gas emissions in the latest Conversation from the Corner Office.

Wachovia goes for brokerage

May 31, 2007
The country's fourth largest bank, Wachovia, has paid nearly $7 billion to merge with brokerage firm AG Edwards, creating one of the top retail brokerages. And these days it's all about access to customers, Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Wal-Mart finds fewer sales going upscale

May 30, 2007
New York Times reporter Michael Barbaro got his hands on a report critcizing Wal-Mart's so-far unsuccessful attempt to climb out of the bargain basement. He talks with Kai Ryssdal about what's in the report.
Posted In: Retail

The fall of gentrification

May 30, 2007
The housing bubble may be leaking, but some big cities are still gentrifying like it's 1999. High-end development is now forcing out even middle-income workers and that's not going to be good for anyone, including business, warns Angela Glover Blackwell.
Posted In: Housing

Selling British stereotypes

May 30, 2007
American advertisers love a good British accent to polish their commercials. You don't say. What's behind the trend? Ashley Milne-Tyte tells us, in her own charming British lilt.

Detroit gets serious about health insurance

May 30, 2007
Funny what labor and management are capable of when both sides are afraid of losing big. Detroit's Big Three automakers and the United Auto Workers may have actually found a win-win solution to fast-rising health care costs. Steve Tripoli has details.
Posted In: Auto, Health

Beefing up with a Swift takeover

May 29, 2007
The Brazilian meat producer JBS is buying America's third-biggest processor, Swift & Co., for $225 million. If approved, the takeover will create the world's largest beef and pork processing company. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

An economy ready to retire

May 29, 2007
Overall growth of the U.S. economy has been fairly strong despite housing worries, says a new OECD report, but we'll have to figure out how to control inflation and hold things together as Boomers begin retiring. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Economy

Utility workers wanted

May 29, 2007
A severe labor shortage looms in the power industry thanks to rising energy demands and a workforce on the verge of retirement. Sarah Gardner looks at how utility companies plan to keep the juice coming.
Posted In: Jobs

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