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What the RBI can indicate for you

May 23, 2008
Are you up on the RBI? We're not talking baseball, but the Recession Buy Indicator -- and what it's saying might make investors happy. Tess Vigeland talks to creator Norman Fosback about what's important to focus on.
Posted In: Economy

When the collector goes too far

May 23, 2008
OK, so you made a few bad decisions and now you're stuck with a debt you're can't quite climb out of yet. That doesn't mean debt collectors can call you at bedtime. Ashley Milne-Tyte tells us how to fight back.

Week on Wall Street

May 23, 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

McDonald's specialty coffees start cool

May 23, 2008
When Mickey D's announced it was introducing specialty coffees, observers forecast it would suck up a good portion of the market. But the fast-food chain's coffee sales haven't gotten the caffeinated jolt many expected. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Retail

Cashing in on the mortgage mess

May 23, 2008
The subprime crisis has sent banks and brokers fleeing from mortgage-debt investment that, for many, has turned into huge losses. Now a highly-respected bond manager is betting he'll be able to cash in -- with the government's help. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Housing, Investing, Wall Street

The Gap between losses and profits

May 23, 2008
Gap reported sales were down for the 15th straight quarter, but profits are up 40 percent. Janet Babin reports why the company made money, why it's bleeding customers and what it could do to turn things around.
Posted In: Retail

Non-hybrid Axon takes on Prius

May 23, 2008
The makers of Britain's Axon claim the car can get over 80 mpg, it has lower carbon emissions and a cheaper price tag than Toyota's Prius. And it's not a hybrid. Stephen Beard explores the secrets to the car's efficiency.
Posted In: Auto

Car costs up, car sales down

May 23, 2008
A new study says one million fewer cars will be sold this year. Higher commodity prices are also making it more expensive for automakers to make cars. Jill Barshay reports the result could be vehicles made with less materials.
Posted In: Auto

Economics can predict, prevent misery

May 22, 2008
What drives an otherwise bright and ambitious young person to become an economist and subject himself to a life of deciphering regression analyses and using words like "resource allocation"? Faress Bhuiyan says, for him, it's personal.
Posted In: Economy

UBS shapes deal to shed subprime debt

May 22, 2008
To get the subprime mess off its books, the Swiss bank UBS is selling $15.5 billion-worth of mortgage-backed securities to private investment firm BlackRock. And it's lending BlackRock $11 billion to do it. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Housing, Investing

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