Jul 13, 2009

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CIT failure would harm small business

Jul 13, 2009
You may not have heard of CIT, but hundreds of thousands of businesses rely on the bank to provide crucial lending. What would happen if the bank bites the dust? Steve Henn reports.

Wal-Mart's health care stance draws ire

Jul 13, 2009
The National Retail Federation is pushing back against Wal-Mart's support of a plan to make employers pay for health insurance. Is the mega-retailer big enough to tip the balance on the health care debate? Jeremy Hobson reports.

Study: Faith rising in banks, markets

Jul 13, 2009
The Financial Trust Index says Americans' faith in banks, bankers and the stock market is starting to come back. Alisa Roth reports.

Wall Street's new toxic asset blend

Jul 13, 2009
Banks continue to bundle loans and sell them off as they work to figure out their toxic asset situation. Kai Ryssdal talks with Bob Moon about how Wall Street is up to its old tricks with a new concoction.

Wal-Mart brings its 'Best Price' to India

Jul 13, 2009
The American superstore just opened its doors in Northern India, under the name 'Best Price Modern Wholesale.' Its arrival signals the retail giant's effort to cash in on one of the world's fastest-emerging consumer markets. Raymond Thibodeaux reports.

Upside: Infomercials tuned in to profits

Jul 13, 2009
Infomercial producer John Barnes explains how and why his business is doing well despite the recession.

Taking Stock: Rethinking consumerism

Jul 13, 2009
The recession seems to have put brakes on over-consumption, at least for now. But how can the economy grow if people don't spend money? Kai Ryssdal talks with Gus Speth, Yale's dean of environmental studies, about how to change our consumer society.

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