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Turn up the heat and open the window

Mar 12, 2007
In New York City you can walk past a building on a cold day and hear the whir of an air conditioner. Ashley Milne-Tyte explains.
Posted In: New York

FDA gives advice on fresh produce

Mar 12, 2007
The FDA issued new guidelines today for fresh-cut produce. But the agency's director says the new guidelines aren't exactly the scientific solution to food-borne illness. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Retail, Washington

Sloan Sessions: Horizontal double dummy

Mar 12, 2007
How did McClatchy get that $160 million tax break when it sold the Minneapolis Star-Tribune last week? Turns out it's thanks to a little-used type of merger that's pretty smart.
Posted In: Wall Street

New storm trackers in Chicago

Mar 12, 2007
Hurricane futures begin trading on the Merc today. It's a new way for businesses to hedge against hurricane losses, and building it required a new way of classifying the storms.
Posted In: Wall Street

A sub-prime epidemic

Mar 12, 2007
The nation's largest independent sub-prime lender may be the latest victim of the housing slowdown. New Century Financial says the banks that keep its money flowing are cutting the lifelines.
Posted In: Housing

Enough with earnings projections!

Mar 12, 2007
In an effort to make American business more competitive, the Chamber of Commerce is urging public companies to stop wasting time on earnings forecasts.
Posted In: Wall Street

Another subprime lender in trouble

Mar 9, 2007
Analysts are speculating that New Century Financial could be another casualty in the subprime mortgage market. How did the industry get in such a mess? Steve Tripoli reports it was step by reality-ignoring step.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Job numbers are up when they're down

Mar 9, 2007
The economy added a paltry 97,000 jobs last month. But somehow the unemployment rate still managed to fall a tenth of a point to 4.5 percent.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Day in the Work Life: An irish tale

Mar 9, 2007
On this week's "A Day In the Work Life," our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we tap a pub owner in Ireland.
Posted In: Jobs

Buzzword: Universal default

Mar 9, 2007
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Marketplace Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance, "Universal Default." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

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