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Straight Story: Mr. October

Oct 19, 2007
Just in case you needed another reason to be spooked out this month, it's the 20-year anniversary of the market crash of 1987. Economics editor Chris Farrell looks back and tries to learn something.

Economic forecast: Little reliability

Oct 19, 2007
You may remember about a month ago there was talk of more pain to come at the pumps. But it didn't quite work out that way. Jeff Tyler reports on the margin of error in economic forecasting.
Posted In: Economy

Black Monday exposed battle of old, new

Oct 19, 2007
Commentator Chuck Epstein was working for the New York Stock Exchange 20 years ago on Black Monday -- when the Dow dropped 22%. He says that day highlighted a raging battle between the old guard and newer institutional traders.
Posted In: Wall Street

UAW members hesitate on Chrysler pact

Oct 19, 2007
Detroit heaved a sigh of relief when the news came that a deal had been reached between the United Auto Workers and Chrysler. But they may have been slightly premature. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto, Jobs

Pats fans may regret using StubHub

Oct 19, 2007
After winning a ruling against online ticket reseller StubHub, the New England Patriots might revoke tickets from 13,000 of the site's customers. Dan Grech explores whether they had fans in mind.
Posted In: Retail, Sports

FedEx drivers finally fed up

Oct 19, 2007
To save money, FedEx classifies its drivers as independent contractors, not employees. So they made a special delivery back to the company -- a lawsuit.
Posted In: Jobs, Retail

This country sponsored by corporate

Oct 19, 2007
World Bank President Robert Zoellick is seeking help from private-sector companies to uplift nations out of poverty. But some critics say this could give more influence to special interests. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy

Working bitter to make sweet

Oct 19, 2007
Living in sub-human conditions, cane workers in the Dominican Republic labor to bring us the sugar we use in our morning coffee. Scott Jagow talks to Bill Haney, who covers their conditions in the new documentary "The Price of Sugar."
Posted In: Jobs

Volkswagen tries driving up U.S. sales

Oct 19, 2007
Even the cheapest Volkswagen model can't compete against Japanese cars in the U.S. So the auto maker is going to start revamping its design. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Auto

States crack down on mortgage market

Oct 19, 2007
While Congress readies itself for a housing market bill next week, states like Massachusetts and Minnesota are passing their own measures against abusive lending practices. Amy Scott has more.
Posted In: Housing

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