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Reinventing a 170-year-old company

May 19, 2008
A.G. Lafley heads Procter & Gamble, the biggest consumer products company in the world, earning $82 billion a year. But eight years ago, it was a different story when he took the top spot. He talks about making changes to struggling brands.

Week on Wall Street

May 16, 2008
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

Fannie Mae eases downpayment rules

May 16, 2008
Fannie Mae, one of the big government-backed mortgage financers, is trying to jump-start the flagging real estate market. It's lowering downpayment requirements for neighborhoods where home prices were falling. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Subscribe to your favorite toilet paper

May 16, 2008
The Internet has allowed us to automate more aspects of our lives. Commentator Ron Lieber introduces us to the next step: subscription toiletries, courtesy of Amazon.

Less wheat means more dough

May 16, 2008
Wheat shortages mean rising prices for a loaf of bread. Ashley Milne-Tyte examines the impact on bakers and bread lovers alike.

Straight Story: At the core of inflation

May 16, 2008
If prices are up, how are inflation fears decreasing? Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight, explaining how the CPI relates to your rising grocery bill.

A closer look at new housing numbers

May 16, 2008
New housing starts were up last month thanks to the construction of new apartments. But a drop in single-family homes might be a stronger indication of what's going on, according to economists. Alisa Roth has more.
Posted In: Housing

With taxes, you can't win for losing

May 15, 2008
If you gamble, your winnings are taxable and your losses are deductible. But commentator and tax attorney Conrad Teitell says good luck trying to get Uncle Sam to accept those deductions.
Posted In: Taxes

If GE's under pressure, what's next?

May 15, 2008
General Electric reportedly is looking to sell off its appliance unit. If a bellwether like GE is struggling, what's it like out there for everyone else? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

The U.K. is OK in L.A.

May 15, 2008
English-based stores in Los Angeles will celebrate their contribution to California's economy with a "Britwalk." But what makes these businesses specifically British? Cash Peters looked to his countrymen to find out.

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