Marketplace for Friday, April 25, 2008
Apr 25, 2008

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Congress looks for brakes on gas prices

Apr 25, 2008
With the summer driving season looming, congressional leaders are lining up to ease the pain at the pump. But what can they do? John Dimsdale reports.

Will Microsoft get rough with Yahoo?

Apr 25, 2008
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has a big decision to make this weekend -- how hostile he wants his bid for Yahoo to be. Microsoft set Saturday as a deadline for Yahoo to accept its $44 billion offer. Or else...? Alisa Roth reports.

Gucci seeks to mix with the masses

Apr 25, 2008
Luxury brands usually don't suffer much when the economy tanks. But Gucci is struggling and making a big shift to cheaper down-market goods. Meanwhile, Louis Vuitton is growing like gangbusters. Jill Barshay reports.

Texas gov seeks relief on ethanol rules

Apr 25, 2008
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is asking the Bush administration to waive some federal requirements for renewable fuels that he says are hurting his state and adding to rising food prices. Kai Ryssdal gets reaction from Joseph Romm of the Center for American Progress.

Gay bars adjusting to a new reality

Apr 25, 2008
Fortune Magazine's recent list of 10 businesses facing extinction includes record stores, crop dusting, telemarketing and . . . gay bars? That one caught our eye because gay business in general is booming. Stacey Vanek-Smith checked it out.
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Week on Wall Street

Apr 25, 2008
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.

CBS Outdoor expands in South America

Apr 25, 2008
Billboard and other outdoor advertising is the fastest growing division at CBS. And just this week the company spent $100 million to expand in South America. Dan Grech reports.

The bottom line? Lighten up a bit

Apr 25, 2008
In their new book, "The Levity Effect," Adrian Gostick and Scott Christopher contend that having a sense of humor in the office can actually help the bottom line. They shared that view with Kai Ryssdal.