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Greeting cards still feelin' the love

Jun 22, 2007
You might think all those thank you e-mails and free e-cards and party Evites you receive would pile up and start weighing down the greeting card industry's bottom line, but profits are soaring. Jill Barshay looks at how they're keeping paper cards alive.
Posted In: Retail

Short-term loans without the shark

Jun 22, 2007
The storefronts are a hallmark of lower-income neighborhoods. "Payday loan" operations offer short-term loans to people who need emergency cash, but often at outrageously high interest rates. Now the government's looking for better options. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Whispers of a rate hike

Jun 21, 2007
Someone at the Federal Reserve has been talking to the Wall Street Journal and the word is out: Don't expect an interest rate cut anytime soon. Oh yeah, and there could even be a rate hike when the Fed meets next week.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Auto parts won't pay the same

Jun 21, 2007
The largest U.S. auto parts maker may get its wish to slash wages by as much as half. Delphi and the United Auto Workers reportedly are very close to reaching a new labor contract deal. And workers are expected to accept it, Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Auto, Jobs

Best DSL deal's on the DL

Jun 21, 2007
AT&T just came out with a high-speed Internet bargain that they aren't exactly going out of their way to promote to consumers. It had to begin offering the cut-rate service to get the FCC to agree to its merger with BellSouth. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Retail

A kinder, gentler corporate raider?

Jun 20, 2007
Even as big private equity firms suffer serious public image problems, some investment groups that buy up small to mid-sized businesses say they consider those companies to be partners, not resources to pillage. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

MySpace for 25% of Yahoo's place

Jun 20, 2007
Rupert Murdoch is reportedly offering to make an old-fashioned swap. He'll give away MySpace for a 25 percent stake in Yahoo. It's about making moolah, says Dan Sabbagh who broke the story for the also News Corp-owned Times of London.
Posted In: Wall Street

Bear Stearns takes a big subprime hit

Jun 20, 2007
The crisis in the subprime mortgage market continues to take its toll on Wall Street. Merrill Lynch will sell off the assets of two hedge funds that relied on subprime loans that are now going south. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Housing, Investing, Wall Street

Nuts & Bolts: Pulling the plug

Jun 19, 2007
Business isn't going so well, but how do you know when to cut your losses? It's a difficult decision, and the serial entrepreneurs among our listeners have some smart advice for the first-timers. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Not on investors' super value menu

Jun 19, 2007
Wendy's has made it official: It's hanging out the "for sale" sign. But the fast food company's been hinting that it might be looking for a buyer since April and speculators may have pushed the stock price too high. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

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