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Businesses feel credit card squeeze

Aug 5, 2008
With more Americans paying their credit card bills late or not at all, issuers are clamping down on credit lines. But that's hurting small businesses, which rely on credit to pay their bills. Mitchell Hartman reports.

Candidates shift positions on energy

Aug 5, 2008
John McCain and Barack Obama have spent the past week talking up their energy plans. But the toll on Americans' pocketbooks from the high costs of fuel have forced both candidates to change their stances on a number of policies. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Oil

Lower demand helps in oil-price drop

Aug 5, 2008
A barrel of oil costs about 20% less today than three weeks ago. Host Kai Ryssdal talks with energy analyst Peter Beutel about why prices are falling, and if even lower prices could be ahead.
Posted In: Oil

GM gives battered biofuels a push

Aug 5, 2008
American farmers' move toward growing more corn for ethanol production has been one of the factors cited for rapidly rising food costs. The...
Posted In: biofuels, GM

What's causing the oil slide?

Aug 5, 2008
Oil is at $118 a barrel and falling, and might keep falling. So, what's going on? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports increased output and lowered U.S. demand has helped lower cost, but there's more to it.
Posted In: Oil

YouTube's going for broadcast gold

Aug 5, 2008
YouTube will be showing three hours of exclusive content every day during the Olympic games, provided by the International Olympic Committee. ...

Taking the 'lug' out of luggage

Aug 5, 2008
As airlines start charging passengers to check their luggage, shipping baggage to the final destination is becoming a more attractive option. Dan Grech reports costs are similar, but there is a distinct advantage.
Posted In: Airlines

Airport buyer beware

Aug 4, 2008
While you're waiting for a flight, you and your wallet are a captive audience for retail shops. Commentator Moira Manion explains how working in the airport can give an employee's conscience a workout.
Posted In: Retail

Reinventing brands for China

Aug 4, 2008
The Olympics have moved the spotlight to China and the marketers from the West are following quick behind. But how best to present your product to a vastly different culture? Scott Tong reports.

Ford, GM consider engine partnership

Aug 4, 2008
Stiff foreign competition is reportedly driving two domestic rivals to consider a big partnership. Ford and GM may be teaming up to develop new engines. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto

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