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Health of the U.S. consumer is failing

Nov 7, 2007
A report out today from the Federal Reserve reviews the health of the American consumer. Paul Brandus reports that with the current economy, U.S. consumer health will likely deteriorate rapidly as the holidays approach.
Posted In: Economy

Ford, UAW deal outlook good

Nov 7, 2007
Ford and the UAW are in the final stages of an agreement, with workers' approval of the deal the last thing pending. Alisa Roth reports the new contracts draw similarities to those struck with GM and Chrysler.
Posted In: Auto, Jobs

Next credit casualty: Monolines

Nov 7, 2007
As problems continue to develop in the credit market, the latest casualty could be monolines. Scott Jagow talks to Stephen Beard about what exactly a monoline is and how it will be affected.
Posted In: Economy

Fiji Water thirsts to quench eco-trouble

Nov 7, 2007
Bottled water has been getting a bad rep for its negative impact on the environment. But today, Fiji Water will unveil a new eco-friendly business plan that will actually help the environment. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Retail

Military housing now more like home

Nov 6, 2007
The Pentagon has awarded $20 billion-worth of construction contracts to fix on-base housing for soldiers. And business is booming. Dave Dewitt reports.
Posted In: Housing

Borrowers often hit by dubious fees

Nov 6, 2007
University of Iowa associate professor Katherine Porter has found that many homeowners in foreclosure who file for bankruptcy protection still face fees from mortgage companies that often have no documented merit. She spoke with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Housing

Bring on the recession! I'll survive

Nov 6, 2007
If the U.S. economy were to go into a recession, it would be bad news for just about everyone from business owners to mortgage holders. But commentator Moira Manion says people like her who don't have much don't have much to lose.
Posted In: Economy

Indicators, experts point to recession

Nov 6, 2007
It's not hard to find signs that the U.S. economy is headed for a recession. In fact, some leading financial gurus are starting to voice their worries publicly. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Social network sites: A place for ads

Nov 6, 2007
MySpace is adopting a program to target ads more closely to its users, and Facebook is expected to announce a plan to go a similar route. Janet Babin reports why some people might find this obtrusive.

'Brand America' has gone toxic

Nov 5, 2007
When it comes to the image of American brands overseas, commentator Benjamin Barber says that there's a lot of repair work to be done.

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