Sep 19, 2007

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Inflation turns on global economy

Sep 19, 2007
For the first time in almost a year the Consumer Price Index dropped in August. Roll that in with the reported drop in wholesale prices and it's a nifty economic shapshot, no? But Jill Barshay reports the picture's actually not…

GM, UAW may put faith in trust fund

Sep 19, 2007
General Motors and the United Auto Workers today got back to hammering out a new contract that could be a model for deals with Ford and Chrysler. Jeff Tyler reports the two sides are getting creative to solve the critical…

U.S. dollar drops to loonie level

Sep 19, 2007
The U.S. greenback is within a penny of the Canadian dollar -- something that hasn't happened in decades. Alison Myers reports that it could mean a lift for American retailers.

Investment banks still counting losses

Sep 19, 2007
Analysts were pleasantly surprised when Lehman Brothers reported a mere 3% drop in profits yesterday. But Morgan Stanley said today its earnings fell 17%, with almost $1 billion in bad loans to write off. Marketplace's Amy Scott explains the disparity.…

China inflation coming to U.S. price tags

Sep 19, 2007
China's having inflation worries of its own. Beijing imposed price controls today on almost everything. The rising cost of food is the most worrisome in a country that has 1.3 billion people to feed. But Scott Tong reports the Chinese…

Fed moves leave the little guy stuck

Sep 19, 2007
The Fed has done its bit to help out the mortgage-induced credit crunch by lowering interest rates. Commentator Robert Reich says that's great for lenders and investors, but it won't do a thing for the little guy.

Music biz's future rests on key changes

Sep 19, 2007
When it comes to file sharing and illegal downloads, it's the big music labels that complain the loudest about being ripped off. Bob Moon reports on some ideas that might help the recording industry face the musical future.

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