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What hurts the U.S. helps Seattle

Dec 27, 2007
The housing slump and weak dollar may be hurting much of the U.S., but the economy in Seattle is doing surprisingly fine. Phyllis Fletcher reports what may seem bad for everyone else can be good for Washington state.
Posted In: Economy

'Twas the day after Christmas . . .

Dec 26, 2007
Ever been out shopping the morning after Christmas? It's kind of busy, actually. People sneaking out of work to spend gift cards and snap up a few post-holiday bargains. Amy Scott caught up with one shopper -- the kind retailers are counting on.
Posted In: Retail

Finding rich executives behaving badly

Dec 26, 2007
Plenty of executives and their companies were exposed for questionable behavior this year. Michelle Leder, editor of Footnoted.org, dug up many of these indiscretions from the fine print of SEC filings. She talks with host Amy Scott.
Posted In: Wall Street

BMW cutting jobs for efficiency

Dec 26, 2007
Car maker BMW announced it's going to cut thousands of jobs next year. Although the company wants to cut its costs, it's not squeezing its staff because of the same problems facing Detroit. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto, Jobs

It was a weak retail season

Dec 26, 2007
Last-minute shoppers helped boost retail numbers before the holiday, but overall buying was still weak. Jill Barshay reports women's clothing was a particularly big casualty, and tells us where to go for bargains now.
Posted In: Retail

When the private-equity bubble burst

Dec 26, 2007
Many private-equity stories on Wall Street had disappointing endings this year. Amy Scott recaps some of the deals with Doug Krizner, and looks into why many investors started turning away from risky debt.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

The post-holiday productivity slump

Dec 26, 2007
Are you at work on this day after Christmas? Plenty of people are. But, as Ashley Milne-Tyte reports, unless you're working retail your business is probably about half as productive as usual right now.
Posted In: Jobs

Crisco: A marketing revolution

Dec 25, 2007
Crisco is a staple in many American kitchens and a must-have for homemade pies. But it's also an invented food made by chemists, and the story of how the white stuff became a must-have has become a marketing legend. Sarah Gardner reports.

More shoppers wait till last minute

Dec 24, 2007
If you were getting in your last-minute shopping today, chances are you're either a hardcore procrastinator or you're looking for deep discounts just before Christmas. Jeremy Hobson took a look at the holiday's final retail rush.
Posted In: Retail

MAXjet is maxed out on debt

Dec 24, 2007
MAXjet Airways filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today, leaving some passengers stranded on Christmas Eve. Nancy Marshall-Genzer takes a look at what sent the airline into freefall.
Posted In: Economy, Travel

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