Jan 14, 2009

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Citi's sell-off ushers in consolidation era

Jan 14, 2009
Citigroup's deal to spin off brokerage firm Smith Barney seems to be the company's first step in selling off businesses and assets that are pulling down the financial services giant. And Citi's deconstruction could lead to more consolidation. Steven Henn…

Nortel goes from bubble to bankruptcy

Jan 14, 2009
Phone equipment maker Nortel has filed for bankruptcy protection after years of trying to fight back from the 2000 dot-com bust. Janet Babin reports.

New Heathrow runway plans hit skids

Jan 14, 2009
London's Heathrow Airport is operating at nearly maximum capacity. The British government is deciding whether it should get a third runway, but protesters who own land near the airport are standing in its way. Stephen Beard reports.

Inventories drop as sales plummet

Jan 14, 2009
The Commerce Department says business inventories were down for a third straight month in November. Businesses put orders on hold as sales continued a downward spiral. Mitchell Hartman reports.

Poking a hole in the bubble theory

Jan 14, 2009
Once again the U.S. economy is recovering from the collapse of a financial bubble. Economist Dean Baker, author of "Plunder and Blunder," tells Kai Ryssdal that dramatic ups and downs need not be a part of our capitalist system.

Safety net needed as we wait for help

Jan 14, 2009
While we wait for President-elect Obama to hammer out details of another stimulus plan, help is needed to keep us staying afloat. Commentator Robert Reich says we need a safety net to protect us from falling further.

Will transition to digital TV be delayed?

Jan 14, 2009
The transition from analog to digital television is becoming a little scrambled. Government coupons for the digital television converter program have run out, leading some to call for a delay in the transition. Jeff Tyler reports a delay could be…

Translation software opens up doors

Jan 14, 2009
For people living in developing countries, it can be difficult learning how to use technology when the language can't be understood. But with new translation software becoming available, a whole new world of technology is opening up. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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