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Detroit's auto show emphasizes green

Jan 14, 2008
Electric cars, hybrids and other green concept cars are a big theme at this year's North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Jeremy Hobson has more on a few featured models -- including an eco-friendly Hummer.
Posted In: Auto

Why tap stock dividends now?

Jan 14, 2008
To cut costs, Citigroup might reduce or eliminate its dividends to shareholders. Scott Jagow talks to Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan about why big Wall Street banks have left stock dividends alone up until now.

Can Congress help subprime now?

Jan 14, 2008
The House and Senate have proposals to deal with the subprime mortgage crisis when they reconvene. But Danielle Karson reports it may be too little, too late for Congress to do anything about a possible recession.
Posted In: Housing

Week on Wall Street

Jan 11, 2008
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

Mandatory sick days gaining strength

Jan 11, 2008
More than 40% of private-sector workers, most of whom work in service jobs, don't get paid sick leave. Now some federal, state and municipal lawmakers are considering making paid sick days mandatory. Shia Levitt reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Gold's got a little too much glitter

Jan 11, 2008
You're probably not planning to rush out and buy gold ingot anytime soon, but the rapidly rising price of gold is making certain consumers and retailers feel the pain. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Economy

Subprime fallout: Bank-buying bonanza

Jan 11, 2008
Bank of America is buying Countrywide Financial. And JP Morgan Chase is salivating over Washington Mutual. Which made us wonder: How far will bank consolidations go? John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Making taxes less taxing for the middle

Jan 11, 2008
Have you ever heard politicians talk taxes without mentioning the middle class? Tess talks to Scott Hodge of the Tax Foundation to find out if all their efforts are actually helping.
Posted In: Taxes

Straight Story: The middle class

Jan 11, 2008
Economics editor Chris Farrell plays down tales of the decline of the middle class and sets the story straight on some of the big challenges middle class Americans face.

A bailout for Countrywide

Jan 11, 2008
Bank of America has agreed to buy Countrywide, sparing the nation's largest mortgage lender from bankruptcy. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports that the deal should spare customers from the disruptions of the bankruptcy process.
Posted In: Housing

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