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Health insurance weighs heavier on small biz

May 14, 2007
Finding, keeping and affording health insurance is a big headache for small businesses. Steve Tripoli reports on the challenge faced by a company he's been watching for years.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Health

Chrysler sold!

May 14, 2007
Daimler is handing over the Chrysler keys. Private equity firm Cerberus will buy an 80.1% stake in the struggling automaker for $7.4 billion. The deal was applauded by European shareholders, but not everyone's convinced it'll pay off, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Auto

Sloan Sessions: Rate cut? Nah. . .

May 14, 2007
Whispers of a possible interest rate cut swirling around last week's Fed meeting left a lot of folks on Wall Street with fingers crossed, but Newsweek's Allan Sloan thinks rates are already much lower than they should be.
Posted In: Wall Street

Paulson's new game plan

May 14, 2007
The U.S. just isn't attracting foreign investment the way it used to, so Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson wants to see some changes in our playbook. And if he can push his agenda through, American companies may enjoy the new rules as well, Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Economy

Week on Wall Street

May 11, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Kai Ryssdal what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

A mom for the second time

May 11, 2007
Commentator Nanci Olesen is a mom. Her kids are teenagers, but now she's sort of a new mom again, relearning the value of that work.

Energy costs empty wallets

May 11, 2007
It looks more and more like inflation is going to come under control. But with gas prices flirting with record highs, consumers can't catch a break. It seems most of our spending money is going into the tank. Steve Henn has more details.
Posted In: Economy

Losing patience with lending reform

May 11, 2007
Congress has been studying potential actions to curb the risky practices that led to the subprime crisis. Lawmakers are giving the private sector a chance to reform itself, but it better act soon, Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Housing, Washington

Cause marketing: Bad for the soul or M'm! M'm! Good?

May 11, 2007
A company heavily advertises an event that raises a lot of money for a good cause — and just happens to boost its own sales along the way. Campbell's Soup does it every year. Is it a win-win campaign or exploitation? Pat Loeb digs in.

When finding a job just doesn't compute

May 10, 2007
What does America do about workers who find themselves out of a job but don't have the computer skills necessary to find work in the knowledge economy? Hillary Wicai reports on one effort in North Carolina.
Posted In: Jobs

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