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FEMA trailers raise formaldehyde fears

Feb 25, 2008
More than 300 FEMA trailer residents have requested formaldehyde testing after experiencing respitory problems. FEMA claims the trailers were built according to Federal standards, but many believe those standards are not tough enough. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Housing

High prices eat into food relief efforts

Feb 25, 2008
As food prices continue to rise, humanitarian food relief groups including the World Food Programme are feeling the squeeze. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks with Bob Bell from the relief group CARE on what his group is doing to combat high costs.
Posted In: Economy

Union wants to invest in infrastructure

Feb 25, 2008
Many private equity groups look to invest in infrastructure. But the Service Employees International Union wants state pension funds to invest in public projects to stop the private companies from taking over. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs, Travel

Visa's IPO not feeling the crunch

Feb 25, 2008
Despite the credit crunch, credit card giant Visa filed the largest initial public offering in history. Jill Barshay reports why the company isn't affected by whether or not you pay your bill.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

U.K. rates Google tops in business

Feb 25, 2008
A study of the top corporate brands in the U.K. listed Google as number one, dethroning the BBC and also bypassing Microsoft. Stephen Beard reports the survey identifies brands with the best British reputation.
Posted In: Wall Street

More on mortgage-backed securities

Feb 25, 2008
Bonds called commercial mortgage-backed securities had once allowed easy money to flow into the world of office buildings. But at the start of the year, they'd all but dried up. Lisa Napoli asks Fortune's Allan Sloan more.

A Sunday school lesson in mortgages

Feb 25, 2008
The Catholic churches of New York are playing their part helping the mortgage crisis by adding workshops to their weekly masses. Jill Barshay reports the financial sermons are delivered by experts, not the priests.
Posted In: Housing

More see recession on the way

Feb 25, 2008
The good news: 55 percent of economists surveyed in a new poll don't believe the U.S. will fall into a full-blown recession. The bad news is 45 percent of them do. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy

Tax tips for your 2007 returns

Feb 22, 2008
How are you supposed to decrypt the changes to the tax code for 2007? Tess asks Tom Herman to walk us through what we need to know before filing our returns.
Posted In: Taxes

Week on Wall Street

Feb 22, 2008
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

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