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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.

TV has nothing to talk about

Nov 5, 2007
The Writers Guild of America kicked off its first strike today in 20 years. Dan Grech reports the first casualty will be talk shows -- and with it, a shrinking audience and loss of advertising.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Jobs

No more tax-exempt in-state bonds?

Nov 5, 2007
The Supreme Court hears a case today that will decide whether it's legal for states to exempt in-state bond interest from income tax while taxing out-of-state bonds. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Investing, Taxes, Wall Street

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

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