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What's Murdoch's plan?

May 1, 2007
Kai Ryssdal talks with media columnist Tim Rutten of the Los Angeles Times about how Rupert Murdoch sees Dow Jones fitting into the News Corp empire.
Posted In: Wall Street

Numbers that keep Ben Bernanke up at night

Apr 30, 2007
A report today from the Commerce Department showed prices rose 2.4% in March over last year, and that consumer spending was down in terms of what we got for our money. How will the Fed react? Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy

Businesses find alternative routes

Apr 30, 2007
Managers in the San Francisco Bay Area were wondering this morning how to keep their businesses going if workers couldn't get to work. Some companies are changing the way they look at work from home. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Sharing a successful vision

Apr 30, 2007
Larry Flax and Rick Rosenfield turned California Pizza Kitchen into a $500 million operation with more than 14,000 employees. The co-CEOs talked with Kai Ryssdal in our latest.
Posted In: Retail

Sloan Sessions: The ultimate tax dodge

Apr 30, 2007
Sam Zell has found quite a tax haven for his Tribune Company purchase. He's taking advantage of an unintentional loophole in an 11-year-old minimum wage bill that will allow the post-buyout Tribune to pay zero income tax. Zilch. Nada. Allan Sloan explains.
Posted In: Wall Street

CPK Special: Half Larry, half Rick

Apr 30, 2007
Co-founders Larry Flax and Rick Rosenfield are still leading California Pizza Kitchen side-by-side. Kai Ryssdal split a pizza with them recently and asked about their unusual working relationship.

Economy's limping along

Apr 27, 2007
The U.S. economy grew just 1.3 percent from January through March. It took a big hit from the slumping housing market. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Economy

'Wal-Mart effect' hits flat-screen TVs

Apr 27, 2007
Business Week's Pallavi Gogoi talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the retail giant has altered another market — this time for one of the hottest items in consumer electronics.
Posted In: Retail

Consumer sentiment and GDP weak

Apr 27, 2007
A recent consumer sentiment survey found optimsm about the U.S. economy at its lowest point in seven month. And the Commerce Department's bad news about the GDP has already had an effect on Wall Street.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Investing, Jobs

Bad news with the good at Ford

Apr 26, 2007
Ford reported today a better-than-expected first quarter loss of about $282 million. But Micheline Maynard at the New York Times says there's less to that than meets the eye.
Posted In: Auto

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