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Aug 4, 2008

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Turning down the heat on inflation

Aug 4, 2008
When the Fed gets together to discuss interest rates on Tuesday, inflation and the high prices consumers are seeing will be at the top of the agenda. Bob Moon reports.

Ford, GM consider engine partnership

Aug 4, 2008
Stiff foreign competition is reportedly driving two domestic rivals to consider a big partnership. Ford and GM may be teaming up to develop new engines. Alisa Roth reports.

Get ready for the Almost-a-Dollar menu

Aug 4, 2008
The down economy has consumers turning to fast food to cut costs, but rising commodity prices mean places with Dollar Menus like McDonald's may have to consider some inflation of their own. Rico Gagliano reports.

Advertisers not fully sold on MySpace

Aug 4, 2008
Social networks like MySpace offer marketers the ability to target messages precisely, but many are still leery of the unpredictable content their ads will be seen alongside. Mitchell Hartman reports.

Reinventing brands for China

Aug 4, 2008
The Olympics have moved the spotlight to China and the marketers from the West are following quick behind. But how best to present your product to a vastly different culture? Scott Tong reports.

What you're saying without speaking

Aug 4, 2008
Those twitchy feet may give away more about you than you think. Host Kai Ryssdal talks with Carol Kinsey Goman about the secret language of non-verbal cues.

Airport buyer beware

Aug 4, 2008
While you're waiting for a flight, you and your wallet are a captive audience for retail shops. Commentator Moira Manion explains how working in the airport can give an employee's conscience a workout.

A good deal or a steal?

Aug 4, 2008
The Internet has transformed bargain hunting as we know it, but it's also changed the way thieves unload stolen goods, making fencing hot items easier than ever before. Renita Jablonski reports.

Music from the episode

La Califas Perdido Tommy Guerrero
Human - Remastered The Human League
No Need to Be Downhearted, Pt. 2 The Electric Soft Parade
No Need to Be Downhearted, Pt. 2 The Electric Soft Parade