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Pros and cons of a stronger dollar

Aug 15, 2008
The dollar is gaining strength in foreign exchange markets, particularly against the euro. Is that a good thing? It depends. John Dimsdale reports how a stronger dollar affects the American economy.
Posted In: Economy

Straight Story: Mortgage bailouts

Aug 15, 2008
Does it pay to be prudent? Economics editor Chris Farrell thinks so. This week, he talks with Tess Vigeland about the pros and cons of bank and mortgage bailouts.

Commodities waning on stronger dollar

Aug 15, 2008
Commodity prices have been on a steep decline lately as demand for things like oil, copper and wheat has been ebbing. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports why the dollar's recent rally has started turning things around.
Posted In: Economy

Ex-Apple lawyer settles backdating case

Aug 15, 2008
Steve Jobs has taken heat in the past for Apple's backdating scandal, but now former Apple lawyer Nancy Heinen is sharing that spotlight. Heinen...

A prostitute's life in Azerbaijan

Aug 14, 2008
Samanta lives in Baku, Azerbaijan, which a multi-million pipeline has turned into a boomtown. She isn't part of the boom, but does well, because she is tall, foreign-looking and believably female. Good traits for a transgender sex worker in Baku.
Posted In: Jobs

Why oil prices soar and dip

Aug 14, 2008
Oil is an especially volatile commodity this year. First it soared to record prices, now it's going the other way. Host Kai Ryssdal asks an oil expert to help sort this out. You might be surprised by this expert's prediction.
Posted In: Oil

Buchholz: Listen up, Detroit

Aug 14, 2008
You know the saying, Don't put all your eggs in one basket. Apparently Detroit auto makers haven't heard it. Commentator Todd Buchholz says big cars turned out to be just like the dot-com craze. A bubble. And it burst.
Posted In: Jobs

Labor groups take on Wal-Mart

Aug 14, 2008
A complaint being filed with the Federal Election Commission today says Wal-Mart held meetings telling its workers not to vote for Barack Obama. Alisa Roth reports why advocacy groups are particularly upset Wal-Mart's involved.
Posted In: Jobs

Tracking real estate numbers is tricky

Aug 14, 2008
Analysts in the housing industry rely heavily on RealtyTrac for foreclosure numbers, butthe source can't always see everything. Steve Henn reports tracking the real estate downturn is becoming more difficult.
Posted In: Housing

Even the wealthy are having woes

Aug 14, 2008
The troublesome economy has had a visible effect on lower-income folks, but what of those who live a life of luxury? Philip Martin went to the upper-east side of New York and saw how the wealthy were struggling.
Posted In: Economy

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