Sep 11, 2008

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Banks join list of credit-crunch victims

Sep 11, 2008
While everyone has been watching the mortgage-meltdown struggles of the major investment firms, another financial industry has been taking a huge hit. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on difficulties ahead for big banks and S&Ls.
A Washington Mutual bank sign in La Canada, Calif.
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Tax-avoidance schemes draw scrutiny

Sep 11, 2008
Several investment banks have been helping foreign clients evade millions of dollars in U.S. taxes, a Congressional report says. But the transactions have been around for years. Jeremy Hobson reports.

McDonald's targets Starbucks attitude

Sep 11, 2008
We've been hearing a lot lately about negative TV ads stirring up America's ongoing culture wars. Some new ones are about to come out, not from one political candidate attacking another, but from McDonald's attacking Starbucks. Rico Gagliano reports.

New life, business comes to Wall Street

Sep 11, 2008
When the credit crunch hit about a year ago, Wall Street was just recovering from losing thousands of jobs to recession and the World Trade Center attacks in 2001. Amy Scott reports on how the rebuilding effort is doing amid…

Why don't athletes just stay retired?

Sep 11, 2008
Lance Armstrong's out of retirement and training for next year's Tour de France. NFL Quarterback Brett Favre also ran a retirement reverse. Why can't they stay away? Business of sports commentator Diana Nyad discusses that question with Tess Vigeland.
Lance Armstrong, in yellow jersey, and German Jan Ullrich ride during the Tour de France in 2003.
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Trade may not deter Russia from war

Sep 11, 2008
Commentator Dan Drezner says economic modernization is considered to be a good buffer against war for most countries. But in Russia's case, standard ways of thinking may not apply.

Ag exports are too big for containers

Sep 11, 2008
Agricultural exports have been going strong but American farmers are frustrated because they could be exporting even more, if not for a bottleneck in shipping. Scott Tong reports.

States hit hard by higher jobless claims

Sep 11, 2008
With the jobless rate up over 6 percent, more people are receiving unemployment benefits and staying on unemployment. That means states are struggling more to pay the bill. Dan Grech reports.

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