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Unions challenge private equity

May 16, 2007
Cerberus and Chrysler insist the company won't be junked and sold for parts, but the mushrooming trend toward privatization has prompted workers unions to pressure venture capitalists to share the wealth. John Dimsdale explains.
Posted In: Auto, Washington

Gas and food prices keep climbing

May 15, 2007
The Energy Department says gas inventories are low and, despite high prices, demand just keeps rising. And food prices are going up as well. Pat Loeb reports.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

There's a good side to subprime lending

May 15, 2007
Subprime lenders are going bankrupt and Congress is holding hearings on predatory lending. But commentator and economist Susan Lee still thinks there's an upside to subprime.
Posted In: Housing

Kibbutzim drop socialism to survive

May 15, 2007
About a century after they were first formed on socialist ideals, at least half of Israel's kibbutzim are leaving collective econonomics behind. Shia Levitt reports.
Posted In: Economy

(Cafe)Press your politics and profit

May 15, 2007
If you can think it up, you can sell it on a bumper sticker. Coffee mug. T-shirt. Thong (yes, the underwear). CafePress.com makes it easy to market your political views or random thoughts. A lot of people are doing it — and making money, Sean Cole reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Science

Freelance-onomics 101: Bosses are for suckers

May 15, 2007
Something just doesn't feel right about having to answer to a boss, no? Freelance speechwriter James Braly explains that you take a big chance putting your livelihood in one person's hands. Better to spread the risk around. And give him a condo already.
Posted In: Housing, New York

Food prices spike on demand, energy costs

May 15, 2007
A new federal report says the sticker shock at many American supermarkets is directly related to the rising cost of energy and a bigger appetite across the globe. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

All the news that's fit to buy

May 15, 2007
Reuters and Canadian publisher Thomson have a $17.2 billion deal. Combined, the companies would create the world's biggest provider of financial news and data, but the proposed merger could face regulatory and union problems, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Tinkering with Chrysler

May 15, 2007
Cerberus may have picked up Chrysler for a steal <i>if</i> it can get the automaker back on a profitable course. We sent Steve Tripoli to find out whether analysts think a comeback is really in the works and what it'll take.
Posted In: Auto

Daimler pays big to unload Chrysler

May 14, 2007
Nine years after acquiring Chrysler, Daimler is spending $650 million just to get somebody to take the car company off its hands. Kai Ryssdal totals it up.
Posted In: Auto

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