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Consumer reports starts advertising

Mar 18, 2008
Consumer Reports used to wait for readers to come to it for advice. Now, the magazine is publicizing its findings through advertising. Dan Grech reports how the publisher's new move might attract new readers.

Why the Fed should be decisive

Mar 18, 2008
A Federal rate cut is expected, but the rate's magnitude is up for debate. Doug Krizner talks to economist Peter Morici about why the Fed should act decisively to rescue the system, and not necessarily because it deserves it.
Posted In: Economy

Anxieties high of low housing starts

Mar 18, 2008
This morning, we'll find out how many new homes were built last month, and investors are hoping housing starts have finally bottomed out. But Jeremy Hobson reports we might see a weak number that won't rebound until summer.
Posted In: Housing

Lower rate means cheaper dollar

Mar 18, 2008
Many in the financial markets expect to see the Fed cut rates by a full percentage point -- the biggest rate cut in a generation. John Dimsdale reports one thing seems certain: lower rates will cheapen the value of the dollar.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

U.S. dollar rides on expectations

Mar 18, 2008
The U.S. dollar is under a lot of pressure on the expectation that the Fed will cut their key Fed funds interest rate. Scott Jagow talks to Stephen Beard in London on the dollar's fall versus the euro -- and gain on the pound.
Posted In: Economy

No one's escaping bad earnings

Mar 18, 2008
Some analysts say the banking sector will be fine in the long run, but that earnings reports are going to be lousy for now. Alisa Roth reports what to expect of profit reports from the likes of Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs.
Posted In: Wall Street

Your work day could use a nap

Mar 18, 2008
Business traveler Nicolas Ranco was willing to try anything to relax and fall asleep. He found it on a trip to Japan and decided to bring the idea of accessible midday naps to the sleepless in New York City. Jaime Bedrin has more.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Microsoft, Yahoo! aren't that different

Mar 17, 2008
Commentator and former Microsoft employee Scott Berkun says when you look past the stodgy corporate environment of Microsoft and the freewheeling Yahoo! culture, the two companies are more similar than they might like to admit.
Posted In: Jobs, Science

Life is unfair, and so is the bailout

Mar 17, 2008
The collapse of Bear Stearns prompted the Fed to once again cut interest rates. Commentator and economist Andrew Samwick says whether you call it a bailout or a rescue, all Americans have a stake in the outcome.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Will taxpayers pay for Bear bailout?

Mar 17, 2008
The Federal Reserve committed $30 billion in taxpayer money to guarantee the riskiest part of Bear's portfolio in the JP Morgan sale. Kai Ryssdal speaks to Bob Moon about whether the move could ultimately benefit taxpayers.
Posted In: Economy, Taxes

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