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Americans are spending their savings

Feb 1, 2007
The savings rate in the United States has hit the lowest level since the early 1930s, the Commerce Department says. Back then the Great Depression was the reason. What's going on now? Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy

Senate considers paid time off

Feb 1, 2007
One small problem with the Family and Medical Leave Act: Many workers can't afford to actually take the unpaid leave. A new proposal would give workers six weeks off with paid leave in medical emergencies. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington

Let's do the Super Bowl numbers

Feb 1, 2007
From $2.5 million ad rates to $2.50 bags of potato chips, there's a whole lotta money attached to Sunday's big game. USC Sports Business Institute's David Carter helps us with a little Super Bowl math.
Posted In: Sports

Social Security studies

Feb 1, 2007
This week in 1940, Ida May Fuller received the first monthly Social Security check. Stacey Vanek-Smith has the history of one of the most popular federal programs of all-time.

Boston scare is nothing new

Feb 1, 2007
The Cartoon Network's marketing scheme-gone-horribly-awry caused a lot of commotion in Boston yesterday, but it's not the first time a company's made such a tactical blunder.

Where's our paid leave?

Feb 1, 2007
The U.S. lags far behind the rest of the world when it comes to workplace policies such as paid maternity or sick leave. Study author Jody Heymann breaks it down for us.
Posted In: Jobs

Bush picks good day to go to Wall Street

Jan 31, 2007
President Bush addressed the crowd at Federal Hall in Lower Manhattan today with pretty good news about the Gross Domestic Product. Host Kai Ryssdal takes us through the highlights.
Posted In: Economy

Congress focuses on middle-class squeeze

Jan 31, 2007
House and Senate hold three hearings on the issue. Democrats accuse Bush of not acknowledging economic forces that are dragging down the middle class. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Economy

Investors can't give up smoking profits

Jan 31, 2007
It may not be the most socially responsible business, but tobacco products still do very well. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on how Altria's split with Kraft will just give the cigarette maker renewed focus.

Curling up with a good . . . Google book

Jan 31, 2007
Google's plan to make a universal digital library has publishers upset enough to sue. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Jeffrey Toobin, who covered the controversy in the latest issue of the New Yorker.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

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