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Outsourcing, it's in the mail

Jul 13, 2007
The U.S. Postal Service has been handing more and more delivery routes to private contractors and letter carriers don't like it. Yesterday they agreed on wages and benefits, but the use of outside contractors still needs to be addressed. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Will CEO's postings hurt merger effort?

Jul 12, 2007
The Federal Trade Commission has been trying to block organic grocery chain Whole Foods from buying rival Wild Oats, and it may have the ammunition it needs from CEO John Mackey's fondness for online chatter. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Retail

New peace brings need for an overhaul

Jul 12, 2007
Northern Ireland officials are worried their economy relies too much on public spending. Ashley Milne Tyte reports on the changes they're considering.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

I'll wear what she's wearing

Jul 12, 2007
A powerful public relations campaign is saving clothing company Steve & Barry's millions in advertising, thanks to the star appeal of Sarah Jessica Parker. Jill Barshay explores what makes such outreach so successful.
Posted In: Retail

FDA overwhelmed by flood of imports

Jul 12, 2007
It's not just China... in fact, more tainted imports from Mexico and India were stopped by FDA agents last year. But only about 1 percent of all shipments are checked, and the FDA just can't keep up. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Economy, Health

Levi's may be dressed up to go public

Jul 11, 2007
After almost a decade of saggy performance, Levi Strauss is looking a lot more fit these days. And that's sparking speculation that the jeans maker could be in a position to go public again. Elizabeth Wynne Johnson goes behind the seams.
Posted In: Retail, Wall Street

Turning the fleet green

Jul 11, 2007
One of the biggest fleet managers in the nation is turning away from gas guzzlers toward a "greener" company car. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Auto

Dollar is losing some of its muscle

Jul 11, 2007
The U.S. dollar is at a record low compared to the euro, and the lowest it's been in 25 years against the British pound. Why? Ashley Milne Tyte reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

There's good news on housing front?

Jul 11, 2007
Economists at the National Association of Realtors are predicting home prices and new-home sales will rebound next year. But that's after the nation's first home-price decline in 40 years plays itself out. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Second City no more

Jul 11, 2007
Shareholders have approved the merger of the Chicago Mercentile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade. That deal will make the Second City home to the largest financial exchange in the world. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

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