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Holy feeling for holey wallet

Sep 25, 2007
Religion may seem to be on the rise in the U.S., but a new book called "Shopping for God" says it may have more to do with marketing than spirituality. Lisa Napoli talks to author James Twitchell.
Posted In: Books

Wal-Mart looks for more green

Sep 24, 2007
Wal Mart says it will begin asking its suppliers to voluntarily measure and report their climate-warming carbon emissions. How much impact will it have? Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Retail

Union is set for a long standoff

Sep 24, 2007
The UAW is about as set as it can be for a walkout, with about $800 million in its strike fund -- enough to give every striker $200 a day and medical benefits for two months. Kai Ryssdal talked with Doug Rademacher, president of UAW local 602 in Lansing, Mich.
Posted In: Auto, Jobs

UAW workers strike General Motors

Sep 24, 2007
At General Motors this morning 73,000 UAW members walked off the job and onto the picket lines in the first nationwide strike against an American car maker since 1976. Until the walkout, negotiations had appeared positive. Alisa Roth reports on where things got off track.
Posted In: Auto, Jobs

Wildfires a burning question in Senate

Sep 24, 2007
Eight million acres of U.S. land have been scorched by wildfires this year, and the Senate is meeting today to figure out if climate change has played a role. Sarah Gardner has more.

UAW strike a possibility

Sep 24, 2007
The UAW deadline of 11 a.m. eastern is fast approaching, and 73,000 autoworkers could strike if a deal with GM isn't reached. Both sides are still hush on the details. Jeremy Hobson has more.
Posted In: Auto

A list Mom should watch out for

Sep 24, 2007
Working Mother magazine releases its annual list tomorrow of the 100 best companies for parent-friendly policies. Amy Scott reports the list also places some of its advertisers in the top ranks.
Posted In: Jobs

Financial forecast still gloomy

Sep 24, 2007
The Fed rate cut may have been good news for Wall Street, but commentator Allan Sloan says with the fall of the dollar and the rise of long-term interest rates, things are still looking down.
Posted In: Economy

Mexican cement solidifies in Arizona

Sep 24, 2007
Arizona is one of the fastest growing states in the U.S., and that's led to a shortage of cement. And the largest cement maker in the country, a Mexican company called Cemex, is setting up shop. Dan Grech has more.
Posted In: Jobs

A bigger cap for Fannie and Freddie?

Sep 22, 2007
This week the Treasury secretary suggested raising the cap on the size of mortgages Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac can buy up from banks and other lenders. The Bush administration has opposed that move. Nick Retsinas, who teaches housing economics at Harvard, explains.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

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