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'Look at my giant bra!'

Dec 17, 2007
Sales of women's clothing are down about 6 percent this holiday season. A report cites boring fashions as one of the factors. But commentator Sandra Tsing Loh says her recent shopping spree was anything but dull.
Posted In: Retail

Retail chains on stock buy-back spree

Dec 17, 2007
With only seven shopping days left until Christmas, sales aren't living up to expectations -- which weren't that high to begin with. Retail management, on the other hand, is on a buying binge. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Retail, Wall Street

Some companies are hungry to grow

Dec 17, 2007
There was plenty of applause on Wall Street today for the news that air-conditioner company Trane sold for a cool $10 billion to Ingersoll Rand. Companies flush with cash are stepping in to keep the economy moving. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Shoppers make it a cold season

Dec 17, 2007
With Christmas around the corner and December retail sluggish, shops are pulling out all the stops in order to bump up sales. Amy Scott looks into what's driving customers away, and what might help boost the numbers after the holiday.
Posted In: Retail

Higher costs create more needy

Dec 17, 2007
The needy are growing in numbers and expanding from single individuals to families. Alisa Roth reports usual suspects like poverty and unemployment are causing the increase, as well as higher cost of living and foreclosures.

U.S. mail busy, but not busy enough

Dec 17, 2007
It's the busiest day of the year for the U.S. Postal Service, and it could use the business. Despite delivering half the mail in the world, the U.S. Post Office suffered $5 billion in losses this year. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Lighting a fire under the soup

Dec 17, 2007
In the late 90s, Campbell Soup sales were falling and the iconic American brand was losing market share. Doug Conant was brought in from Nabisco to turn things around as president and CEO. He spoke with Kai Ryssdal about studying hard to stay on top of his game.

Week on Wall Street

Dec 14, 2007
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: Wall Street

Senate OKs bill aimed at subprime mess

Dec 14, 2007
The Senate today passed a bill that would allow the federal government to back larger refinanced loans and help first-time borrowers. The bill's supporters are hoping it will jump-start the sagging housing market. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Housing

Citigroup lists subprime hit for all to see

Dec 14, 2007
The world's biggest bank has done something very unusual. It has voluntarily taken $49 billion in potential liabilities and put them on its balance sheet. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Housing, Wall Street

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