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Palace 2.0 mixes history, consumerism

May 8, 2008
In World War II, scores of cultural landmarks in Germany were destroyed, including former royal palaces. Some were rebuilt quickly, while others are only now being revived as Germans look to connect with their past. Brett Neely reports.
Posted In: Housing

Baskin-Robbins is going soft

May 8, 2008
Baskin-Robbins, the biggest ice cream chain in the world, says it's branching out into soft-serve. Ashley Milne-Tyte has the scoop.
Posted In: Retail

Fannie, Freddie ease mortgage rates

May 8, 2008
Mortgage rates in some markets came down today, with banks offering certain jumbo loans at a little above 6% -- a lot cheaper than last week. Banks are loosening up on lending again because Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have a new strategy. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

SEC tells investment banks: Come clean

May 8, 2008
The Securities and Exchange Commission is stepping up its scrutiny of investment banks. After the Federal Reserve engineered the rescue of Bear Stearns, regulators want a little something in return. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Toyota raising prices on Yaris, Camry

May 8, 2008
Toyota reported a 28% drop in quarterly profit today. The Japanese car maker has steered clear of the auto industry's troubles so far. Now, Stacey Vanek-Smith reports, Toyota will hike the prices on some popular models.
Posted In: Auto, Economy

Peanut farming and the food crisis

May 8, 2008
Continuing our series on the worldwide food crisis, today we take a look at farmers who are taking advantage of the increased prices of commodities. Josephine Bennett reports from Georgia on the situation for peanut farmers.
Posted In: Economy

Ford shifts to fuel-saving transmissions

May 7, 2008
Ford Motor Co. is going to start installing a new kind of transmission in nearly all of its vehicles that it says will make them more fuel-efficient. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Auto

More productivity from fewer workers

May 7, 2008
U.S. worker productivity increased in the first quarter of 2008 at an annual rate of better than 2% -- which is pretty good. But the underlying reason is that job cuts required the remaining employees to do more work. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Farmers seeing long-awaited profits

May 7, 2008
In the midst of a worldwide food shortage crisis, the crops from small farms are earning record prices. Commentator and farmer Richard Oswald says it's a turnabout that's been a long time coming.
Posted In: Housing, Jobs

Yes, it's definitely a food 'crisis'

May 7, 2008
To start our special series called Food Fight, Host Scott Jagow talks to the head of research at Oxfam, an international group working on solutions to poverty, asking him why so many countries are fighting over food.
Posted In: Economy

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