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Mortgage-freeze plan is on its way

Dec 5, 2007
That mortgage relief the White House has been promising is apparently on the way. Word today is that a plan now is in place to freeze interest rates for some homeowners. Jill Barshay explains.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Wall Street

Job numbers could indicate slowdown

Dec 5, 2007
The good news is that there are fewer reported lay-offs for 2007 than the previous year. The bad news is there are also fewer new jobs being created. So what does this mean for the economy overall? Dan Grech has more.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Santa's high-ranking retail helpers

Dec 5, 2007
To give the elves an extra hand, or maybe just to boost their reputations, CEOs of big retailers have been joining the ranks with their staff, answering phones and working the floors. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Jobs

The subprime effect on new Americans

Dec 5, 2007
Subprime mortgages may be hurting the market now, but at some point these loans helped someone buy their first home. Dan Grech has the story of one immigrant family's housing success, then struggle.
Posted In: Housing, Immigration

Gold, frankincense, myrrh and Red Bull

Dec 5, 2007
Red Bull's attempt to take liberties with the nativity scene in one of its TV ads didn't go over very well in Italy. Megan Williams has the story on how the ad managed to offend the Catholic Church enough to get pulled.

Goodwill goes 'vintage,' gets trendy

Dec 4, 2007
With yesterday's fashions filling trendy shops, what's old isn't just new again, it's new and expensive. No surprisee, then, that even Goodwill stores are getting some fashion sense. Andrea Gardner reports.
Posted In: Retail

Subprime fears fuel run on Florida fund

Dec 4, 2007
A Florida fund that for 25 years gave school districts and local governments a safe place to park their investments has lost $10 billion in two weeks. Groups with money at risk led a run on the fund when they got nervous about its investments in subprime loans. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Web could be new advertising king

Dec 4, 2007
Analysts project that Web advertising will see big growth worldwide next year, thanks to emerging markets and large-scale events like the Olympics. Steve Tripoli reports what advertisers are willing to spend.

Attention shoppers: It's the holidays

Dec 4, 2007
A new survey out shows shoppers aren't shopping much so far this holiday season, and the ones who are have mainly been looking for bargains. And high gas prices aren't the only thing to blame. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Retail

Low jobless rate won't cheer up Europe

Dec 4, 2007
The unemployment rate in Europe is at a record low, but consumers aren't exactly giddy about the economy. Scott Jagow talks to European correspondent Megan Williams about the factors involved in consumers' current mood.
Posted In: Jobs

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