Oct 8, 2007

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UAW gives Chrysler a strike deadline

Oct 8, 2007
Two weeks after agreeing to a new contract with General Motors, the United Auto Workers union gave Chrysler a strike deadline today in their negotiations. Alisa Roth reports.

Court to hear Enron shareholders' case

Oct 8, 2007
The marquee case on the Supreme Court docket for Tuesday pits people who lost money on Enron versus the company's bankers, lawyers and accountants. John Dimsdale reports it'll test how far afield the liability for corporate wrongdoing extends.

Dollar's value not up to EU's liking

Oct 8, 2007
The dollar's recent problems against the euro might be good for American exporters, but for European finance ministers meeting this week in Germany it's become a major headache. Sam Eaton reports.

London's boom is falling down

Oct 8, 2007
The subprime crisis and the related problems of British bank Northern Rock are creating some tough times for "The City" -- London's business district. Stephen Beard reports.

Now, the customer's always managed

Oct 8, 2007
Most companies try to at least appear interested in how their customers feel. But if you're starting to feel more like a lab rat than a loyal customer, get used to it, says commentator Ian Ayres.

Google shares join a select group

Oct 8, 2007
Google is now one of a half-dozen companies with stocks listed above $600 dollars a share on American exchanges. But why? Kai Ryssdal searched for answers from Brian Cooley at CNet.

Will Southwest's economy dry up?

Oct 8, 2007
Scientists saying global warming is going to make the Southwest United States especially dry. That will likely have dire consequences on the economy of one of the country's fastest growing regions. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Dean Baker looks at an over-pumped, sandy area that used to be a lake.
Stacey Vanek-Smith

Poverty may be good for Cuba's health

Oct 8, 2007
The latest figures from the United Nations show Cubans have slightly longer life expectancy than Americans. A new study suggests it may be poverty that keeps Cubans going strong. Dan Grech reports.

Music from the episode

Tonight I Have To Leave It Shout Out Louds
Needy Girl Chromeo
Noctuary Bonobo
Smile Lily Allen
Miss You The Concretes