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U.S. census: Single women outnumber married

Jan 16, 2007
More women now live without a spouse than with one, according to The New York Times. Amy Scott reports that the demographic shift could change how we think about everything from healthcare to the school day.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Interest turns to student-loan bill

Jan 16, 2007
Democrats are set to take up their next big issue tomorrow: interest rates on student loans. The bill would cut rates on some loans in half. Who's going to pay for that? Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Washington

Loan debts limit college grads' contributions

Jan 16, 2007
Clare Robbins graduated from a private liberal arts college in 2004, and now has a student-loan debt of about $65,000. She says paying back her loans affects more than just her financial future.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

Dealing with employee burnout

Jan 16, 2007
Job stress costs employers $300 billion a year — but how do you keep workers from hitting the burnout point? Apryl Lundsten looks at how emergency call centers help their operators cope.
Posted In: Jobs

Small towns brace for Ford fallout

Jan 16, 2007
Nearly 40,000 hourly Ford employees have accepted buyout offers that begin this month. And that could send city budgets in places like Brookpark, Ohio into the red. Mhari Saito has the story.
Posted In: Auto

A sobering amendment

Jan 16, 2007
This week in 1919, the 18th Amendment prohibiting "intoxicating liquors" was added to the U.S. Constitution. Stacey Vanek-Smith has the history.

Oreck departure will leave Gulf Coast vacuum

Jan 15, 2007
Oreck Corp., maker of vacuum cleaners, is closing its Long Beach, Miss., plant and moving to Tennessee. And that's got a lot of people mad.Company President Tom Oreck talked with host Tess Vigeland about the decision.
Posted In: Jobs

Banks want you!

Jan 15, 2007
Keep your old customers close, but your new customers closer. Banks are rolling out the perks to get you to switch alliances. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Retail

AT&T to drop Cingular brand

Jan 12, 2007
Forget that brand known as Cingular. Everything's just plain AT&T from now on. Lisa Napoli asked the experts just how smart a move this might be.

Making green from green

Jan 12, 2007
San Francisco's New Resource Bank calls itself the country's first commercial bank aimed at "green business." Its backers include people who made money off the tech boom a decade ago. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Investing

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