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Investors lose confidence in banks

Nov 2, 2007
Bank stocks got hammered for a second straight day today. Most are at 12-month lows and some are sinking even deeper. It's all about the subprime mess. But while investors are spooked, some analysts say the sector is doing just fine. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Job-growth numbers not growing

Nov 2, 2007
The Bureau of Labor releases September unemployment rates today, while the numbers have been stagnant Steve Henn looks into job growth over the last 10 years, and why job-seeker outlook as been so grim.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Inflated home appraisals? Rings a bell

Nov 2, 2007
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is charging Washington Mutual and a major real-estate appraisal firm with inflating home values nationwide. Bob Moon reports Marketplace looked into this -- over two years ago.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

What the gas pump's not telling you

Nov 2, 2007
Oil is almost at $100 barrel, but gas prices have yet to rise as substantially. Dan Grech looks into why the cost of unleaded hasn't reflected the price of crude and when that might change.
Posted In: Economy, Travel

The business of being Bode Miller

Nov 1, 2007
Professional skier Bode Miller has started competing on his own, after 10 years with the U.S. national team. So far he's garnered $1 million in corporate sponsorships. Our business-of-sports commentator Diana Nyad has some thoughts about the niche he's carving.
Posted In: Sports

Disney toys with workers' rights

Nov 1, 2007
Labor activists are picketing Hong Kong Disneyland for the rights of workers at a Disney toy supplier in southern China. Bill Marcus explores the problematic practices behind the protests.
Posted In: Jobs

Ford drives hard deal with UAW

Nov 1, 2007
Negotiations between Ford and United Auto Workers continue to truck on, and Ford wants to extract more from the UAW but give up less. Jill Barshay looks into Ford's new business plan and lay-offs on the way.
Posted In: Auto

Shoppers, retailers stand-off for deals

Nov 1, 2007
The costumes aren't even back on the hanger and retailers are already preparing for the next holiday shopping season. Sarah Gardner tells us what's behind a classic game of shopper-retailer chicken.
Posted In: Retail

Corn and oil don't make a solution

Nov 1, 2007
U.S. ethanol policy urges refineries to mix the corn-based fuel with gasoline to make consumers less oil-dependent. Economics correspondent Chris Farrell tells Scott Jagow why it's a bad idea.
Posted In: Economy

CEOs creating value -- for themselves

Oct 31, 2007
Who's to blame for the mortgage mess that's still reverberating through the economy? Commentator Robert Reich thinks it's the same people who cashed in before the credit bubble burst.
Posted In: Wall Street

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