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Oil and the dollar

Dec 11, 2006
A report out today reveals that oil-producing countries have switched a lot of their holdings away from the dollar. Host Scott Jagow talks to Carola Hoyas of the Financial Times about what that means.
Posted In: Canada, Economy
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Farewell to the trading floor?

Dec 11, 2006
Members of the New York Board of Trade vote today on whether to merge with an online commodity trading company. The deal could signal the end of an era on Wall Street, Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Wall Street
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What holiday bonus?

Dec 8, 2006
Fewer workers are collecting holiday cash bonuses these days. Some folks will be treated to small token gifts -- so is that better than nothing? Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Jobs
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A Goldilocks job report

Dec 8, 2006
Not too hot, not too cold. The economy added 132,000 new jobs in November — better than analysts expected but not without some downside risk. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs
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The perfect worker: Tall, thin, and he drinks!

Dec 8, 2006
Cash Peters tests the findings of recent studies on what types of employees companies are looking to hire.
Posted In: Jobs
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Straight Story: The wage gap

Dec 8, 2006
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. The Labor Department reports the gender gap is closing. But Chris isn't happy.
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Home sweet stock trading home

Dec 8, 2006
This week back in 1865, the NYSE moved to Broad Street. Stacey Vanek-Smith has the history.
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Unemployment increase a statistical fluke?

Dec 8, 2006
The unemployment rate went up a tenth of a percent in November. Host Brian Watt talks to Standard & Poor's chief economist David Wyss who says this year's holiday calendar had an interesting effect on the numbers.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs
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Rooting for higher unemployment

Dec 8, 2006
The unemployment rate edged up last month as expected, but some would like to see it go even higher. Amy Scott explains.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs
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Wal-Mart fires another ad agency

Dec 8, 2006
Advertising firms are scrambling to win Wal-Mart's $600 million account, but giving the retail giant an image makeover isn't going to be easy. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

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