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Straight Story: A question of semantics

Jan 25, 2008
Recession, downturn, banana ... whatever you call it, something's going on. Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight on the current economic situation.

Citigroup cutting back on new branches

Jan 25, 2008
News of Citigroup's cutback on new branches came the same day as an announcement of a new political union calling for more bank services in low-income communities. Steve Tripoli has more.
Posted In: Wall Street

Microsoft profits due to recent sales

Jan 25, 2008
Microsoft revenue hit a record this quarter, which analysts are attributing to sales of recently released products such as Vista. Jeremy Hobson the company expects the sales uptick to continue into the fiscal year.
Posted In: Wall Street

Florida weighs a cut in property taxes

Jan 25, 2008
On Tuesday, Floridians will vote on an amendment that will cut their property taxes, intended to relieve some of the pressure from the housing market. Dan Grech examines views for and against the measure.
Posted In: Housing, Taxes

Rate cut will help home market -- a bit

Jan 24, 2008
This week's interest rate cut by the Fed will give the housing industry a shot in the arm. But what will it mean for homeowners and potential home buyers? Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

A primer on bond insurers' mess

Jan 24, 2008
New York's insurance regulator says investment banks may have to pony up as much as $15 billion to bail out their insurance companies. Why? Kai Ryssdal turns to Marilyn Cohen of Envision Capital Management to get a bond-insurance primer.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Wal-Mart CEO sees green opportunities

Jan 24, 2008
In a speech to store managers, Wal-Mart's CEO details plans to use the chain as a source for sustainable goods and services. Jeremy Hobson has more.
Posted In: Retail

The Fed rate cut and your mortgage

Jan 24, 2008
Right after the Fed rate cut was announced, economics correspondent Chris Farrell started getting e-mails from people asking whether they should refinance their homes. Chris answers that question with Scott Jagow.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

What will get Ford in gear?

Jan 24, 2008
To help profits, Ford might trim down its work force. But what will help the automaker after that? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports the company needs to rely on new product development in order to progress.
Posted In: Auto

Watch out for those green ones...

Jan 23, 2008
The maker of M&Ms wants to release a bag of greens-only candies to cash in on an urban legend about the romantic power of the colored chocolates. Andrea Gardner reports why it could be a risky campaign.
Posted In: Retail

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