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R.J. Reynolds to pull cigarette ads

Janet Babin | Nov 28, 2007
After taking some heat for its print ads, cigarette maker R.J. Reynolds says it's going to stop advertising in newspapers and magazines next year. Janet Babin reports.

What's OPEC thinking?

Kai Ryssdal | Nov 28, 2007
OPEC's has been making noises about a production increase. But since it can be tough to figure out what makes the oil cartel tick, Kai Ryssdal turns to Greg Priddy, an oil analyst at the Eurasia Group, for some insight.
Posted In: Economy

On the road to new fuel economy rules?

Sam Eaton | Nov 28, 2007
Congress is close to requiring higher fuel economy standards. They would be tucked into a huge energy package, which could come to a vote as early as next week. Sam Eaton reports.

When this man talks, markets get giddy

Kai Ryssdal | Nov 28, 2007
Donald Kohn, vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, gave a little speech this morning in which he indicated the Fed might cut interest rates. Wall Street got all excited, despite the fact that Kohn emphasized how bad the economy was. Kai Ryssdal has more.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Economy still struggles with durability

Alisa Roth | Nov 28, 2007
Orders for durable goods -- items meant to last at least three years -- dropped for the third straight month in a row. This also suggests a slow-down in manufacturing. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Economy

The Blackwater effect on contractors

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Nov 28, 2007
Private security firms in the U.S. have had a hard time since the Blackwater shootings. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks into whether hurt reputations have affected the companies' bottom lines.
Posted In: Jobs

Carson Daly goes back to work

| Nov 28, 2007
Carson Daly will be the first late-night talk show host to go back to work since the WGA strike began three weeks ago. Renita Jablonski reports the union is not very happy with the decision.
Posted In: Entertainment, Jobs

Frequent fliers aren't going as far

Stacey Vanek Smith | Nov 28, 2007
Discount carriers have made it tougher for frequent fliers to cash in on their miles. Stacey Vanek-Smith explores how far those benefits will take you now, and whether frequent-flier programs build customer loyalty.
Posted In: Travel

Shareholders to work it out online

Jill Barshay | Nov 28, 2007
The SEC wants to smoothen out relationships between companies and their shareholders by using the Internet as a neutral communication platform. Jill Barshay how this tactic might help ease tensions and save time.
Posted In: Investing

Barclays outlook now more sunny

Stephen Beard | Nov 28, 2007
The storm seems to be abating for British bank Barclays, despite detrimental rumors of subprime suffering and a written-off $2.75 billion. Stephen Beard reports how the bank is taking action with its renewed confidence.
Posted In: Investing