May 2, 2008

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Fed, ECB ask 'Any banks want money?'

May 2, 2008
The Federal Reserve has joined with the European Central Bank to pump billions more dollars into the banking system, trying to persuade financial institutions there's money to be had. Bob Moon explains.

Linens retailer ironing out balance sheet

May 2, 2008
Linens 'n Things is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The troubled home store blames the fall-out of the housing market for its decline. But analysts say the company was too highly leveraged. Jill Barshay reports.

Tyson told to stop winging it in ads

May 2, 2008
A federal appeals court has told Tyson Foods, the country's biggest chicken producer, to stop an advertising campaign that claims its birds are free of antibiotics -- because they're not. Lisa Napoli reports.

China's tighter visa rules slow business

May 2, 2008
With about three months to go before the China Olympics, Beijing is being picky about who it's letting in. Chinese visas are getting harder to come by, and foreign businessmen are crying foul. Scott Tong reports.

Week on Wall Street

May 2, 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.

Bolivia leader plans company takeovers

May 2, 2008
Facing a provincial vote this weekend, Bolivian President Evo Morales has announced he plans to nationalize the nation's biggest telecommunications company and four foreign-owned natural gas companies. Dan Grech reports.

Drug companies seek new prescriptions

May 2, 2008
Pharmaceutical companies face expiring patents on many blockbuster drugs, with few new medicines in the pipeline to replace them. So the industry's trying creative ways to make money. Some say too creative. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

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