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Oreck departure will leave Gulf Coast vacuum

Jan 15, 2007
Oreck Corp., maker of vacuum cleaners, is closing its Long Beach, Miss., plant and moving to Tennessee. And that's got a lot of people mad.Company President Tom Oreck talked with host Tess Vigeland about the decision.
Posted In: Jobs

Banks want you!

Jan 15, 2007
Keep your old customers close, but your new customers closer. Banks are rolling out the perks to get you to switch alliances. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Retail

For retailers, it was a holiday season after all

Jan 12, 2007
Despite the usual concerns about consumer spending voiced before the holidays, the Commerce Department reported today that retail sales rose in December — to the highest level in five months. Alisa Roth has more.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

Feds still tied to last year's budgets

Jan 12, 2007
Last year Congress didn't pass spending bills for most of the government, so most of the bureaucracy is working from last year's budgets and people are feeling the pinch. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington

AT&T to drop Cingular brand

Jan 12, 2007
Forget that brand known as Cingular. Everything's just plain AT&T from now on. Lisa Napoli asked the experts just how smart a move this might be.

Making green from green

Jan 12, 2007
San Francisco's New Resource Bank calls itself the country's first commercial bank aimed at "green business." Its backers include people who made money off the tech boom a decade ago. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Investing

Week on Wall Street

Jan 12, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Kai Ryssdal what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Wall Street

Hybrids, the cars that give back

Jan 12, 2007
Hybrid models can cost a little more, but according to a new survey, the returns might be worth the initial cost. Kai interviews James Bell of Intellichoice.
Posted In: Savings

The cubicle clinic

Jan 12, 2007
Companies want to make it easier for sick workers to visit the doctor's office. Get ready for the office clinic next door to your cubicle. Marketplace's Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Straight Story: Consumer-driven health care

Jan 12, 2007
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. This week, Chris offers his diagnosis on one possible health care solution.

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