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Besides gas and food, prices are rising

May 20, 2008
The Labor Department says businesses paid more for goods at the wholesale level last month -- and that's not counting food and energy. If businesses are paying higher prices for everything else, eventually the rest of us will, too. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy

More housing bailout could come

May 20, 2008
Congress may be close to finishing a new housing bailout bill which would insure $300 billion more for mortgage refinancing and be kinder to taxpayers by making lenders like Freddie Mac cover defaults. Dan Grech has more.
Posted In: Housing

Teaching the business of politics

May 19, 2008
Businesses have always put a lot of money and effort into political campaigns. A business lobbying group in Orlando, Fla., is going one step further. It's training local businesspeople to be politicians. Judith Smelser reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Did we dodge the recession bullet?

May 19, 2008
The Conference Board's report of 10 leading economic indicators is forecasting an economy that will show some minimal growth in the next several months. Meantime, a survey of economists is predicting anemic growth. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Economy

Are dairy farmers milking consumers?

May 19, 2008
Like gas, the price of milk is at about $4 a gallon, and the U.S. government suspects price fixing might be to blame. Dan Grech reports why the Department of Agriculture thinks the Dairy Farmers of America may be spoiling themselves.
Posted In: Retail

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

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