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Skilled immigrants: 'Deal with us'

Chris Farrell and Scott Jagow | Sep 20, 2007
Skilled immigrants unhappy with current immigration policies protested in Washington this week. Scott Jagow talks to economics correspondent Chris Farrell about the need for comprehensive reform.
Posted In: Immigration

Not just for cubic zirconia

Lisa Napoli | Sep 20, 2007
QVC does more than sell jewelry to you while you sit on the couch. To prove it, the company is trying something new: its first ad campaign in 21 years. Lisa Napoli has more.
Posted In: Entertainment, Retail

Uninsured problem twice as big

Helen Palmer | Sep 20, 2007
The Census Bureau reported that 45 million Americans have no health insurance, but a study out today says it's really twice that. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Greenspan, the Innovator

Chris Farrell | Sep 19, 2007
I've been catching up on my reading, and I came across this entry on Bruce Nussbaum's blog. Bruce is Business Week's innovation and design maven. ...

Music biz's future rests on key changes

Bob Moon | Sep 19, 2007
When it comes to file sharing and illegal downloads, it's the big music labels that complain the loudest about being ripped off. Bob Moon reports on some ideas that might help the recording industry face the musical future.
Posted In: Entertainment, Retail

Fed moves leave the little guy stuck

| Sep 19, 2007
The Fed has done its bit to help out the mortgage-induced credit crunch by lowering interest rates. Commentator Robert Reich says that's great for lenders and investors, but it won't do a thing for the little guy.
Posted In: Housing, Wall Street

China inflation coming to U.S. price tags

Scott Tong | Sep 19, 2007
China's having inflation worries of its own. Beijing imposed price controls today on almost everything. The rising cost of food is the most worrisome in a country that has 1.3 billion people to feed. But Scott Tong reports the Chinese won't be the only ones paying the price.

Investment banks still counting losses

Amy Scott | Sep 19, 2007
Analysts were pleasantly surprised when Lehman Brothers reported a mere 3% drop in profits yesterday. But Morgan Stanley said today its earnings fell 17%, with almost $1 billion in bad loans to write off. Marketplace's Amy Scott explains the disparity.

U.S. dollar drops to loonie level

| Sep 19, 2007
The U.S. greenback is within a penny of the Canadian dollar -- something that hasn't happened in decades. Alison Myers reports that it could mean a lift for American retailers.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

GM, UAW may put faith in trust fund

Jeff Tyler | Sep 19, 2007
General Motors and the United Auto Workers today got back to hammering out a new contract that could be a model for deals with Ford and Chrysler. Jeff Tyler reports the two sides are getting creative to solve the critical problem of healthcare costs.
Posted In: Auto, Jobs