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Delta union vote starts today

Apr 23, 2008
Government approval of a Delta-Northwest airline merger is pending, but today Delta Airlines flight attendants begin voting on whether to unionize. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks at what affect, if any, a union could have on the merger.
Posted In: Jobs, Travel

Rebates for home builders weighed

Apr 23, 2008
Today, Congress is considering extending a rule that would allow home builders to apply any current losses to tax returns up to four years back. That could set builders up for big rebates. Jeff Tyler has more.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Taxes

Airline losses spreading

Apr 23, 2008
Delta Airlines and would-be partner Northwest both reported losses for the quarter. Their market values dropped, too. Earlier in the week, United posted a bad quarter. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Economy, Travel

Grain elevators hold on as prices go up

Apr 22, 2008
Crops such as corn and wheat have jumped 50% or more in price in the past year. Those prices are hitting everyone in the food chain, including a group stuck squarely in the middle -- grain elevator operators. Adriene Hill reports.
Posted In: Economy

Unlikely donors keep money flowing

Apr 22, 2008
Contributions continue to grease the political skids in Washington. Jeanne Cummings of Politico tells host Kai Ryssdal that some of the key players in the subprime mess still have enough loose change to lobby for their causes.
Posted In: Housing

Do new mileage rules go far enough?

Apr 22, 2008
On a day when crude oil topped out just shy of $120 a barrel, the Transportation Department issued new fuel economy standards for cars and trucks -- the first major changes to automobile mileage rules in 30 years. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Auto

New mpg standards proposed

Apr 22, 2008
The federal government releases proposed fuel efficiency standards for new cars and trucks today. If enacted, the new standards would be the first change to the vehicle mileage rules in 30 years. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Auto, Travel

Overseas customers keep earnings up

Apr 21, 2008
Banks haven't been doing so well this earnings season, to put it gently. But a good number of companies, from drug maker Merck to toy maker Hasbro -- have been doing well. What do they have in common? Customers overseas. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Cheaper suppliers now come at a price

Apr 21, 2008
American businesses save tons of money buying parts and products from overseas suppliers. But sometimes they're buying worries, too -- from tainted pet food to poisonous toothpaste -- which have led some to work on ethical supply chains. Curt Nickisch reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Oil producers monitoring rising demand

Apr 21, 2008
It would stand to reason that countries with oil would be trying to increase production so they could cash in on the increasing prices. But that's not the case, as Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Economy

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