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Things have gotten worse for CIT, one of the country's largest lenders to small and mid-sized businesses. Some customers are drawing down their credit lines, and the government is trying to figure out if CIT is too big to fail. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Taking advantage of cheaper real estate, 7-Eleven is aggressively expanding nationwide and adding 250 new stores. But the convenience store chain is not the only company hoping to come out ahead during the recession. Dan Grech reports.
A growing number of U.S. jobs in the wind and solar business are here thanks to companies outside the country. Sarah Gardner reports on why overseas companies are moving in.
Kai Ryssdal reviews what listeners had to say about our history of the G.I. Bill, Justin Wolfers' commentary on our need for another stimulus package, Christmas in July and Massachusetts' film tax credit.
Research firm Dun & Bradstreet is predicting a 60% increase in bankruptcies in the U.S. -- bad news for most people, but good news for a class of investors named after a certain scavenging bird. Kai Ryssdal talks to "vulture investor" Mark Sorensen.