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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.

You're not buying like you were last year

May 10, 2007
Retail sales numbers out today were some of the worst ever recorded. Major retailers reported a 2.3 percent decline over last year. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on gas prices and the rest of the usual suspects.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

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

Border patrol forecasts economy

May 10, 2007
Researchers have stumbled across an interesting correlation between immigration and the economy: The number of migrants apprehended at the Mexican border appears to be a very good predictor of economic growth in the U.S. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Economy, Immigration

Profit still Apple of shareholders' eye

May 10, 2007
Apple remains in the SEC's sights for possible stock option backdating violations. Two of its shareholder groups want reform, but with profits soaring to the tune of 88 percent, it may be a hard sell. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

A little frosting on the cake

May 9, 2007
It's the dream of many an entrepreneur:Come up with a product that's so successful, you take it national.There's one of those stories happening right now in Beverly Hills. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Retail

Fed holds steady. What the heck?

May 9, 2007
It's now seven meetings in a row the Federal Reserve has declined to move interest rates one way or the other. Kai Ryssdal got Greg McBride from Bankrate.com on the phone to get his take on what the Fed might be thinking.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Toll Bros. not in a luxury position

May 9, 2007
Given the state of the housing market, it wasn't entirely surprising when luxury homebuilder Toll Bros. warned it won't meet its earnings target for the year. Amy Scott reports even the wealthy are feeling some pain.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Wall Street

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