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Forget the gift cards, give cash

Dec 10, 2007
Analysts say retailers will earn more than $26 billion from gift cards this holiday season, with about a third coming from cash left behind by customers who don't redeem their credits. All the more reason, says commentator Ron Lieber, to spare your loved ones the hassle.
Posted In: Retail

McDonald's makes a comeback

Dec 10, 2007
It wasn't so long ago McDonald's was suffering on the unfashionably unhealthy end of the food chain. But its fortunes have changed along with its menus. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Retail

A potential boost to U.S. union policy

Dec 10, 2007
The AFL-CIO is hosting a conference in Washington today that will consider the critically low number of workers in unions and boosting up benefits. Jeremy Hobson reports on what unions need to regain traction.
Posted In: Jobs

Who's afraid of the R word?

Dec 10, 2007
The threat of a recession has been looming in the mouths of economists for several months now. But Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan says it's needless for investors to worry about something that won't affect them so soon.

Gadgets galore available for gift-giving

Dec 7, 2007
When we want to know more about tech toys and gadgets, we call Kevin Pereira from G4 television. He brought some good stuff to play with -- just in time for holiday shopping.
Posted In: Retail

Week on Wall Street

Dec 7, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson talks with Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

Jobs report falls in a vague sweet spot

Dec 7, 2007
There was a certain beauty to today's unemployment report. The economy added almost 100,000 new jobs last month and you could interpret the numbers just about any way you wanted -- good, bad, or none of the above. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs, Wall Street

Straight Story: Credit cards

Dec 7, 2007
It seems like all personal finance is anymore is getting out of credit card debt. Chris Farrell sets the story straight on the unfair practices of credit cards companies.

Last chance for expiring tax credits

Dec 7, 2007
Looking to cut your energy bills? Act fast and you could cut your tax burden at the same time. Tess asks Andrea Coombes how to take advantage of deductions expiring in 2008.
Posted In: Taxes

Renegotiating a bad mortgage

Dec 7, 2007
In this mortgage mess, even a cautious homeowner can end up stuck with an impossible loan. Marketplace's Alisa Roth tells us what to do when you realize you're in over your head.
Posted In: Housing

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