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Shoppers make it a cold season

Dec 17, 2007
With Christmas around the corner and December retail sluggish, shops are pulling out all the stops in order to bump up sales. Amy Scott looks into what's driving customers away, and what might help boost the numbers after the holiday.
Posted In: Retail

Higher costs create more needy

Dec 17, 2007
The needy are growing in numbers and expanding from single individuals to families. Alisa Roth reports usual suspects like poverty and unemployment are causing the increase, as well as higher cost of living and foreclosures.

U.S. mail busy, but not busy enough

Dec 17, 2007
It's the busiest day of the year for the U.S. Postal Service, and it could use the business. Despite delivering half the mail in the world, the U.S. Post Office suffered $5 billion in losses this year. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Lighting a fire under the soup

Dec 17, 2007
In the late 90s, Campbell Soup sales were falling and the iconic American brand was losing market share. Doug Conant was brought in from Nabisco to turn things around as president and CEO. He spoke with Kai Ryssdal about studying hard to stay on top of his game.

Week on Wall Street

Dec 14, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

Senate OKs bill aimed at subprime mess

Dec 14, 2007
The Senate today passed a bill that would allow the federal government to back larger refinanced loans and help first-time borrowers. The bill's supporters are hoping it will jump-start the sagging housing market. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Housing

Citigroup lists subprime hit for all to see

Dec 14, 2007
The world's biggest bank has done something very unusual. It has voluntarily taken $49 billion in potential liabilities and put them on its balance sheet. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Housing, Wall Street

Temps with benefits

Dec 14, 2007
With freelancing and consulting on the rise, Marketplace's Ashley Milne-Tyte learns about the growing movement among the self-employed to get more than just a paycheck.
Posted In: Jobs

Straight Story: Savings bonds

Dec 14, 2007
The Fed is making changes to one of Chris Farrell's favorite investments and he's not going to take it sitting down. Chris sets the story straight on savings bonds.

When the landlord can't pay the rent

Dec 14, 2007
It's not just mortgage holders that suffer when they can't make their payments. Tess talks to Aleksandra Todorova about what happens when your landlord can't pay the bills.
Posted In: Housing

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