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Shoppers, retailers stand-off for deals

Nov 1, 2007
The costumes aren't even back on the hanger and retailers are already preparing for the next holiday shopping season. Sarah Gardner tells us what's behind a classic game of shopper-retailer chicken.
Posted In: Retail

Corn and oil don't make a solution

Nov 1, 2007
U.S. ethanol policy urges refineries to mix the corn-based fuel with gasoline to make consumers less oil-dependent. Economics correspondent Chris Farrell tells Scott Jagow why it's a bad idea.
Posted In: Economy

CEOs creating value -- for themselves

Oct 31, 2007
Who's to blame for the mortgage mess that's still reverberating through the economy? Commentator Robert Reich thinks it's the same people who cashed in before the credit bubble burst.
Posted In: Wall Street

'Black Friday' comes early this year

Oct 31, 2007
As far is the nation's biggest retailer is concerned, the holiday shopping season has arrived. Wal-Mart is going to be offering some hot discounts this Friday to get Christmas shopping started early. What about waiting until the day after Thanksgiving? Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Retail

Will economy keep rolling or blow a tire?

Oct 31, 2007
While the Fed is cutting interest rates to ward off an economic slowdown, the latest GDP numbers are strong -- a seeming schizophrenia that has markets jumping around. But many economists have an explanation that encompasses all the numbers. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

And don't follow me online, either

Oct 31, 2007
Most methods to preserve online privacy have had little impact. But with the success of the "Do Not Call" list, privacy advocates are vying for a similar pproach. Steve Henn reports.

Struggling with China's welcome mat

Oct 31, 2007
For American expats in China, adjusting to a very different culture is a big challenge. Bill Marcus reports the predominant feeling among the Americans is they don't want to be there.
Posted In: Jobs

A temper tantrum for a rate cut

Oct 31, 2007
The Fed is finishing up its two-day meeting on interest rates today, and Wall Street is demanding an interest rate cut. Alisa Roth explains how some Wall Streeters are acting out like spoiled toddlers.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

More safety measures for mines

Oct 31, 2007
Despite Congress passing a mine-safety bill a year ago, the United States still lags other nations in safety measures. Steve Tripoli reports on the new rules Congress is considering.
Posted In: Jobs

Some see recession threat looming

Oct 30, 2007
A leading real estate index says prices for existing homes fell in August at the fastest rate since 1991. Meanwile, consumer confidence plunged last month to the lowest level since Hurricane Katrina. Amy Scott reports that some economists are seeing signs of a recession on the horizon.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

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