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Senate panel hears hopeful Iraq reports

Apr 8, 2008
U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker told a Senate committee today that the country is beginning to pay in small ways for its own reconstruction. But, as John Dimsdale reports, it has a long, long way to go.

Credit crunch hits student-loan market

Apr 8, 2008
As the credit squeeze gets tighter every day, students and parents watching the headlines might be worrying about how they'll pay for college. Now, a nonprofit heavily involved in student loans has filed for bankruptcy. Amy Scott reports.

Do shareholders have any power?

Apr 8, 2008
Morgan Stanley wrote off $9.5 billion worth of subprime mortgages last quarter, so you might expect its executives to get a grilling at the annual shareholders meeting. Nope. Didn't happen. Michelle Leder of Footnoted.org discusses why that is.

A fiscal squeeze might be good for you

Apr 8, 2008
Rising gas and food prices and the credit crunch may be making it harder for Americans to make ends meet. But economist Chris Ruhm says a tougher economy may also be improving the health of the population as a whole. He explains to Kai Ryssdal.

For many Chinese, work is like family

Apr 8, 2008
American businesspersons living in China usually have some adapting to do when they first get there. One of the most curious things is the thin line between workers' personal and professional lives. Bill Marcus reports.

Rising prices a supermarket challenge

Apr 8, 2008
Americans' grocery bills are heading up at the fastest rate in almost 20 years, which poses a problem for supermarkets with razor-thin profit margins. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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Your personal info isn't worth much

Apr 8, 2008
You know that information you try so hard to protect, such as your Social Security and credit card numbers? A report says the going price for that personal data is really cheap. Dan Grech reports.

'Oracle' wants to make something clear

Apr 8, 2008
Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan has embarked on a public relations campaign as criticism of his interest rate cutting spree of earlier this decade has mounted. He says he has no regrets about any of his policies. Kai Ryssdal has more.