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Analyzing the oil bubble

| Jun 16, 2008
Like real estate before it, the patterns around oil prices are beginning to look like a bubble. Scott Jagow examines factors contributing to the oil bubble with Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan.

Core inflation less of a shell shocker

Janet Babin | Jun 13, 2008
Oil and food prices are climbing to staggering heights, but some analysts say if you look at core inflation, which excludes food and energy, the spikes aren't as upsetting. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Economy

Co-Signer Rights?

Chris Farrell | Jun 12, 2008
Question: I am trying to negotiate with Sallie Mae to settle the loan amount: to get some principal forgiveness and in return I will pay them off...
Posted In: debt

InBev puts its feelings in a letter

Stephen Beard | Jun 16, 2008
Anheuser-Busch has been talking to maker of Mexican beer Corona to the chagrin of InBev, who was originally planning to buy out the company. Stephen Beard reports on the letter an upset InBev sent in response.
Posted In: Investing

MySpace looks for an older crowd

Stacey Vanek Smith | Jun 13, 2008
Just a year ago, social networking site MySpace had nearly three times as many visitors as its rival Facebook. Now the two sites are about even. That probably explains why MySpace is getting ready to unveil a big makeover. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Time to start counting food, gas costs?

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Jun 13, 2008
The core inflation rate doesn't include gas and food prices. But if you add those products to the report for last month, consumer prices shot up 0.6% -- the biggest increase since November. That's why some economists say it's time to stop ignoring them. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Economy

A fighting hope against inflation

Scott Jagow and Chris Farrell | Jun 12, 2008
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and others are concerned about inflation and a weak dollar. So why isn't economics correspondent Chris Farrell breaking a swear? He explains to Scott Jagow why there's reason not to worry.
Posted In: Economy

Device lets you try your hand at music

Kai Ryssdal | May 23, 2008
A new musical invention for the masses called Beamz is following the popularity of the video games Rock Band and Guitar Hero. Sharper Image has just released the new laser music maker. Kai Ryssdal tries it out with G4's Kevin Pereira.
Posted In: Entertainment

A waste of money may be worth a lot

| Jun 13, 2008
If you're invited to someone's place for dinner, you might show up with some flowers or a bottle of wine. You don't even ask yourself if the polite gesture's worth the expense. But commentator and economist Dan Ariely says maybe you should.

Start with spending cuts

| Jun 12, 2008
In this presidential campaign there'll be lots of debate over how to pay for budget priorities. Some argue for tax increases because, they tell us, we can't cut federal spending. Economist and commentator Glenn Hubbard thinks otherwise.



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