Feb 8, 2008

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Chrysler cuts could be costly

Feb 8, 2008
Chrysler has decided to reduce the number of models sold under its Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge brands. The company also plans to reduce dealerships, which could result in costly buyouts. Jeff Tyler reports.

EU banana tarrif overruled

Feb 8, 2008
An international panel on trade disputes has ruled against the European Union's import tariffs for bananas from Latin America. John Dimsdale reports on what the ruling means for U.S. importers like Chiquita and Dole.

Oh, Canada!

Feb 8, 2008
While the U.S. struggles with a slowing economy, Canada's unemployment rate is the lowest it's been in decades. Rich in commodities, the country has reaped the benefits of increased global demand. But will isolation from economic downturn last forever?…

No guarantee after end of strike

Feb 8, 2008
Hollywood writers are set to meet with their union's negotiators on Saturday to review a deal that may end their strike. But many writers who return to work may find themselves without a job. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Writers Guild of America West and their supporters walk the picket line outside 20th Century Fox Studios in Los Angeles.
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Week on Wall Street

Feb 8, 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.

Housing crisis leaves many in the dust

Feb 8, 2008
As big homebuilders nationwide face their worst crisis in decades, the damage from the huge supply of unsold homes they built is rippling to lots of innocent bystanders. Steve Tripoli reports from a half-finished subdivision in South Carolina.

Big record labels can't "Rock On"

Feb 8, 2008
The Internet has transformed the way that we buy music, much to the discontent of record labels. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Dan Kennedy, former Atlantic Records employee and author of the new book "Rock On," about why the culture of…

Music from the episode

I Go Back Kenny Chesney
Oh, Canada Five Iron Frenzy
Go! (Club Mix) Tones On Tail