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Florida insures itself for hurricane season

Jun 1, 2007
Forecasters say a handful of major hurricanes could hit the U.S. this season. Florida's largest insurer is now a state-run company, filling the void left by wary private firms. But is that a good thing? Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Housing, Science

Dems look to fix pay discrimination ruling

Jun 1, 2007
The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that employees have just six months to sue if they think they're getting less pay. Some Democrats are crafting a bill that would give them more time. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington

P-Rade brings in the bucks for Princeton

Jun 1, 2007
It's the season for college reunions, and at Princeton, that means lots of alum money. The elite school boasts the highest alumni giving rate of any university in the country. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Investing

Wal-Mart could use some cheering up

May 31, 2007
Wal-Mart's annual shareholder meetings have often had a pep rally feel. But with a flat stock price, sluggish sales and PR problems, the company may need some cheerleading at this year's meeting on Friday. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Retail, Wall Street

The 40-year-old roommate

May 31, 2007
Commentator and New York City renter Doug Cordell is here to tell you that the falling housing market has its wider impacts. Like, having to share a place with a guy singing arias in an open bathrobe.
Posted In: Housing, New York

Wachovia goes for brokerage

May 31, 2007
The country's fourth largest bank, Wachovia, has paid nearly $7 billion to merge with brokerage firm AG Edwards, creating one of the top retail brokerages. And these days it's all about access to customers, Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Looking for some regulation

May 31, 2007
Duke Energy chief James Rogers tells us why he's pushing to have government control of his industry's greenhouse gas emissions in the latest Conversation from the Corner Office.

Wal-Mart finds fewer sales going upscale

May 30, 2007
New York Times reporter Michael Barbaro got his hands on a report critcizing Wal-Mart's so-far unsuccessful attempt to climb out of the bargain basement. He talks with Kai Ryssdal about what's in the report.
Posted In: Retail

Detroit gets serious about health insurance

May 30, 2007
Funny what labor and management are capable of when both sides are afraid of losing big. Detroit's Big Three automakers and the United Auto Workers may have actually found a win-win solution to fast-rising health care costs. Steve Tripoli has details.
Posted In: Auto, Health

The fall of gentrification

May 30, 2007
The housing bubble may be leaking, but some big cities are still gentrifying like it's 1999. High-end development is now forcing out even middle-income workers and that's not going to be good for anyone, including business, warns Angela Glover Blackwell.
Posted In: Housing