Jan 11, 2010

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Why Wall Street bonuses are necessary

Jan 11, 2010
As Wall Street bonus season begins, banks are scrambling to avoid potential public relations disasters. Bob Teitelman, editor in chief of The Deal, talks with Kai Ryssdal about the disconnect over whether folks on Wall Street should get bonuses.

Do Cadillac health plans drive up costs?

Jan 11, 2010
President Obama met with union leaders to talk about taxing Cadillac health-care plans. How does this gold-plated coverage work? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

New Barnes & Noble service rents texts

Jan 11, 2010
Barnes & Noble, one of the biggest operators of college bookstores, says it's expanding its textbook rental program. Alisa Roth reports.

Are beer mergers a good brew for biz?

Jan 11, 2010
Dutch brewer Heineken is set to buy the beer business of Mexico's FEMSA for $7.6 billion. How is the recent wave of beer mergers affecting the little guy? Amy Scott reports.

Walking away from your mortgage

Jan 11, 2010
Roger Lowenstein talks with Kai Ryssdal about the article he wrote for The New York Times Magazine, which discusses a new trend in real estate: choosing to walk away from a mortgage you could pay.

New rules laid to help chicken farmers

Jan 11, 2010
The USDA has issued new regulations intended to provide protections for contract poultry farmers. But for some of those farmers, the new rules have come too late. Kate Archer Kent reports.

Crash course on the auto industry's fall

Jan 11, 2010
Paul Ingrassia talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book, "Crash Course," how much time Detroit's auto industry has to bounce back from its troubles, and what's next for the Big 3.