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eBay changes its feedback rules

May 19, 2008
Starting today, eBay's feedback forum will bar sellers from posting negative or neutral comments about buyers. Jill Barshay reports some are nervous about letting negative tirades go unanswered.
Posted In: Retail

Shoppers may not rely on Web

May 19, 2008
When it comes to buyers' decision-making process, the Web may still take a backseat to good old-fashioned human interaction. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks into a report that says the Web may not be crucial for all shopping.
Posted In: Retail

Where shareholders fall in big deals

May 19, 2008
Yahoo and Microsoft are back at the table, but the stakes are more casual. Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan describes the two kinds of shareholders you'll find in big deals and what happens when they fall through.

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

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