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Interview transcript: Meg Whitman

Nov 29, 2007
CONVERSATIONS FROM THE CORNER OFFICE: eBay President and CEO Meg Whitman.
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The economics of eBay, explained

Nov 29, 2007
Cyber Monday sales for eBay were expectedly strong, but how does CEO Meg Whitman feel about the rest of the year? Kai Ryssdal sat down with her recently and asked whether she was jittery about the current economy.
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Delphi bankruptcy risks getting worse

Nov 29, 2007
Delphi is in bankruptcy court today with the intention of getting out. The company hopes to emerge from the filing this year to avoid severe penalties. Alisa Roth reports on the consequences if they don't pull through.
Posted In: Auto, Economy

Let's get rid of homeowner tax deduction

Nov 29, 2007
Congress is bent on finding a way to reduce foreclosures around the country. But economics correspondent Chris Farrell says we should do it by abolishing something Washington holds sacred: the mortgage deduction on taxes.
Posted In: Housing, Investing

R.J. Reynolds to pull cigarette ads

Nov 28, 2007
After taking some heat for its print ads, cigarette maker R.J. Reynolds says it's going to stop advertising in newspapers and magazines next year. Janet Babin reports.

When this man talks, markets get giddy

Nov 28, 2007
Donald Kohn, vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, gave a little speech this morning in which he indicated the Fed might cut interest rates. Wall Street got all excited, despite the fact that Kohn emphasized how bad the economy was. Kai Ryssdal has more.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Economy still struggles with durability

Nov 28, 2007
Orders for durable goods -- items meant to last at least three years -- dropped for the third straight month in a row. This also suggests a slow-down in manufacturing. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Economy

The Blackwater effect on contractors

Nov 28, 2007
Private security firms in the U.S. have had a hard time since the Blackwater shootings. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks into whether hurt reputations have affected the companies' bottom lines.
Posted In: Jobs

Citigroup gets help from Abu Dhabi

Nov 27, 2007
The sovereign investment fund of Abu Dhabi is giving America's biggest bank, Citigroup, some much-needed capital to offset its big mortgage losses. For some insight into this news, Bob Moon talks with David Wighton of the Financial Times.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Cities are stuck in mortgage meltdown

Nov 27, 2007
The U.S. Conference of Mayors put out a detailed report today, forecasting just how badly cities are being affected by the housing slump. Bob Moon talked with Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson about how the downturn is affecting his city and others.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

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