Payday loans that allow workers to borrow money in advance of their paycheck have often been criticized for having high interest rates. But new reports say the loans can actually benefit some consumers who have few other options. Janet Babin reports.
More workers are tapping into their 401(k) accounts to spend money and pay off mounting debts. Stacy Vanek-Smith reports while there may be advantages to borrowing from yourself there are also huge risks.
Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama have been focusing on their opposition to NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement. But will voters in Ohio, where thousands of manufacturing jobs have been lost, be persuaded? Mhari Saito reports.
The Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman is stepping down. Her resignation is one of many which have left government regulatory agencies severely understaffed in the last year of the Bush Presidency. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Sears Holdings Corp. reported a 48% decline in quarterly profits as sales continued to fall at its Kmart and Sears stores. Will the slowing economy mean the death of the struggling retailer? Dan Grech reports.
British Airways pilots angry over a new trans-Atlantic subsidiary are threatening to strike, and pilots from American Airlines are offering their support. Stephen Beard reports why U.S. pilots are behind the strike.
A study out finds that U.S. employees are socializing less with their coworkers than they did about 20 years ago. Lisa Napoli talks to the study's author, University of Michigan's Olenka Kacperczyk, about why.
Domesticated elephants had been used to lug timber in Thailand until the country banned logging. Now a philanthropist has created a new home for the pachyderms that's also a tourist destination. Jocelyn Ford reports.