Jul 28, 2008

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Team building, summer-camp style

Jul 28, 2008
Looking to laugh off those Monday office blues? Host Kai Ryssdal talks with author John Austin about his office-prank guidebook, "Cubicle Warfare." And the Marketplace staff tries out a few of the gags.

Local growers help companies cut costs

Jul 28, 2008
Buying locally grown food is good PR for companies. But it turns out that, with rising diesel prices, there's a lot more to gain than a good reputation. Alisa Roth reports.

Best Beach Reads: 'Babbitt'

Jul 28, 2008
Commentator and economist Susan Lee kicks off our series on summer beach reads with Sinclair Lewis' "Babbitt."

Bank sales bring out bargain hunters

Jul 28, 2008
Buyers are coming back to the housing market to take advantage of banks desperate to get rid of foreclosed homes. Dan Grech reports.

Kraft keeps cooking in hard times

Jul 28, 2008
As the economy drives consumers to eat more meals at home, food giant Kraft is in a position to profit. Even with higher costs, it's second-quarter results showed its bottom line got fatter. Steve Henn reports.

Reduced driving threatens highway fund

Jul 28, 2008
Americans drove 9 billion fewer miles in May this year over last year. As drivers cut back, the income from gas taxes which fund highway repairs and maintenance is dropping, too. Amy Scott reports.

Federal deficit expands to record level

Jul 28, 2008
The Bush administration estimates that, even if you don't count the cost of two wars, the federal deficit will exceed $480 billion in 2009. How will all that red ink affect the next president's plans? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

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