Jul 6, 2007

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Is the economy better than we think?

Jul 6, 2007
The Labor Department released job numbers today that were better than expected. If companies are creating jobs when the economy's supposed to be stalling, are we better off than we thought? John Dimsdale reports.

NYC plans to downsize classes

Jul 6, 2007
For years, New York City has been demanding more money for its schools. The money's finally come through, and the chancellor says he's planning to spend a big chunk to reduce class sizes. Alisa Roth reports.

Enough spin to make you dizzy

Jul 6, 2007
We've all gotten used to "spin" as a political art. But commentator Robert Lyle observes that spin is present in everyday economic life, too.

Another recall hits toys made in China

Jul 6, 2007
China has been struggling to address growing concerns about the safety of its products. And this week U.S. officials recalled three more toys made in China for potential health hazards. Amy Scott reports.

Immigration rules push Microsoft north

Jul 6, 2007
Microsoft announced it's expanding operations in Vancouver, Canada. The company said the move is meant to attract talent and avoid U.S. immigration rules. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Vancouver skyline
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Week on Wall Street

Jul 6, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Kai Ryssdal what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.

Cost of Chinese labor is on the rise

Jul 6, 2007
The seemingly unlimited supply of low-cost labor that has allowed China to undercut American manufacturers may not be unlimited after all. There are signs that labor costs are creeping up. Scott Tong reports.

Mark Twain: Author, investor, inventor

Jul 6, 2007
Samuel Langhorn Clemens, otherwise known as famed author Mark Twain, was also a tireless businessman. He made and lost a pile of money inventing and investing. In a new book, Peter Krass says it's clear where Twain's heart really was.

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