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Inflation appears to be no big deal

Apr 13, 2007
Wall Street let loose a sigh of relief today as the government reported core wholesale prices held steady last month. So, inflation might not be a concern — unless you really like your veggies. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Economy

There's green in going green

Apr 13, 2007
New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman thinks environmentalism needs a makeover — and it can be good for American business. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Taxpayers, meet the Coglianos

Apr 13, 2007
Year after year, three generations of tax accountants work side-by-side for a devoted clinetele in Queens, New York. Their advice: "You do right by the people and they come back to you."
Posted In: Taxes

Not the usual retail Gap

Apr 12, 2007
While some retailers aren't expecting to report great numbers, Gap had none of that negativity — which is a pretty big change. Amy Scott reports the company may be recovering some of its lost luster.
Posted In: Retail

Our very own vending-machine price index

Apr 12, 2007
Here are the latest economic indicators from our office vending machine: corn chips, up 10%; soda, up a dime; tiny donuts, up 30 cents! So we called economist Dan Basse to find out what's going on.
Posted In: Retail

This time, black money's doing the talking

Apr 12, 2007
CBS fired radio host Don Imus today over his racial slur against Rutgers' women's basketball team. As always, money talked. Advertisers were bailing out. Commentator Marcellus Andrews points out that in this case, it's black money.

$1 billion subprime bailout of sorts

Apr 12, 2007
Foreclosures are on the rise as more and more homeowners find themselves unable to refinance, stuck with mortgages they can't afford. But now a nonprofit is teaming up with two major banks to offer thousands a second chance.
Posted In: Housing

Rethink those summer driving plans

Apr 11, 2007
Gas futures jumped 3 cents a gallon today after the government reported a sharp drop in the nation's gasoline inventories. Still, our John Dimsdale found some good news in the report.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

Columbia U. gets some big financial aid

Apr 11, 2007
Broadcast industry mogul John Kluge has given $400 million to Columbia University — just for student financial aid. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on what kind of aid that amount will come to.
Posted In: New York

Vermont emissions trial revs up

Apr 10, 2007
A federal trial is underway involving car companies and Vermont over the state's regulation of CO2. Dan Esty, who teaches environmental law at Yale University, lays out the issues with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Auto

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