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ING sells to Warren Buffett

Dec 28, 2007
Dutch bank ING is unloading its re-insurance unit to Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. Stephen Beard reports the official reason for the sale is streamlining, but analysts suspect other motives are involved.
Posted In: Wall Street

The big stories on the Big Three

Dec 28, 2007
Negotiations between the United Auto Workers and the Big Three automakers were expected to be considerably more friendly than they became. Alisa Roth reviews the year in auto industry news with host Renita Jablonski.
Posted In: Auto, Jobs

How to look at new home sale figures

Dec 28, 2007
When sizing up the latest new home sales figures with other key economic factors, things can get confusing. Jeremy Hobson reports how the numbers stack up against jobless claims and durable goods orders.
Posted In: Economy

Credit crunch will be felt into New Year

Dec 27, 2007
Credit was the big story on Wall Street this year. With 2008 just a few days away, our Senior Business Correspondent Bob Moon takes a look back with host Amy Scott at the crunch that still has a tight grip on deal-making.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Wall Street

Norway's boardrooms a woman's world

Dec 27, 2007
A law in Norway requires at least 40 percent of positions in the country's boardrooms be taken by women. The deadline to fulfill the law is Monday, and Stephen Beard reports the mandate is working.
Posted In: Jobs

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

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