Features By Alisa Roth

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Banks trying to move from fees to profit

Can there be a world without overdraft fees? Not entirely, but they may not be as much. Banks like Bank of America seem to moving away from charging fees upon existing customers to drive profits from consumers. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Banks
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Banks' profits don't equal revenue

For the third time in a row, Citigroup has posted quarterly profits. That doesn't mean the banking institution, one of the biggest names in the financial crisis, is entirely up on its feet again. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Banks
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Citi builds core biz, but still faces issues

Citigroup earnings topped $2.2 billion, the third quarter it has made profits. A poster child of the financial crisis, Citigroup has been trying to recover by selling off businesses. At the same time, it's building up its core businesses. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Banks
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It'll be $300 for your own slice of Apple

Shares for Apple are just over $300, making it the second most valuable company in the U.S. by market capitalization.
Posted In: Wall Street
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A friendlier, more personal payday lender

Marketplace's Alisa Roth visits a new kind of payday lender that is part of an FDIC pilot program. The program gives payday loans -- but it gives borrowers get personalized financial advice and more time to repay the loans.
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Big bucks offered for children's apparel retailer

Bain Capital offered nearly $2 billion for children's store Gymboree. What makes kid's clothing so appealing to investors? Marketplace's Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, Retail
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Will halted foreclosures hurt housing?

The Justice Department is looking into whether banks have been improperly foreclosing on properties and evicting the owners. Ally Financial, JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America have halted foreclosures in 23 states while they try to figure out whether legal paperwork is in, in fact, legal. What will the freeze will do to the real estate market? Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Crime, Housing
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Stepping inside Microsoft's retail stores

Microsoft is about to open its fifth and biggest retail store directly across from the Apple store at the Mall of America in Minnesota. It's Microsoft's boldest attempt to compete with Apple. Alisa Roth reports on Microsoft's year-old move into retail.
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Firms deal with consumer-less recovery

Profits are flowing at a lot of companies -- thanks in part to major cost-cutting, not because people are flocking back to stores. But how long we can sustain a consumer-less recovery? Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Retail
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Reinventing Lincoln a hard sell for Ford

More than a thousand Lincoln dealers have been summoned to Ford's headquarters to hear the automaker's plan for reviving the luxury brand. Ford has sold off its other upscale lines and is shutting down Mercury, so its last challenge in a sweeping turnaround is reinventing Lincoln. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto

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