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Putting the brakes on discs?

Richard Core | Aug 7, 2008
In the two years I've had my car, I've loaded a CD into the stereo player maybe twice. It's not that I don't listen to music. I do -- a lot. Rather...
Posted In: blaupunkt, CDs, iPods

Doing something about the weather

Richard Core | Aug 7, 2008
A fascinating story posted on today about a company called WeatherBill, which uses Google-like technology to allow businesses -- from...
Posted In: weather, WeatherBill

Catching Up on Retirement Savings

Chris Farrell | Aug 7, 2008
Question: I have a unique "problem" when it comes to planning for my retirement. In my early 20s, I struggled to overcome a life threatening...

Better wear those clothes into the fall

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Aug 7, 2008
The retail numbers are out and it's not a promising kick-off for the back-to-school shopping season -- or our wardrobes. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports a lot of stimulus money went to food and gas, but not to our threads.
Posted In: Retail

Here comes the . . . protest

Scott Jagow | Aug 7, 2008
London brides are protesting outside HSBC in London. They're upset because a wedding gift service called Wrapit declared bankruptcy and didn't deliver their gifts. Scott Jagow talks to James Hall with the Daily Telegraph about why they're mad at HSBC.
Posted In: Retail

British banks may be turning corner

Stephen Beard | Aug 7, 2008
Amidst profit losses and billion in write offs for Barclays, analysts are still seeing a possible light at the end of the crisis for banks. But Stephen Beard reports confidence remains brittle.
Posted In: Investing

Americans want health care to improve

Steve Henn | Aug 7, 2008
A survey found that 80 percent of Americans believe the current health care system needs an overhaul -- from lower costs to better doctor communication and availability. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Health

Your start-up's future earnings report, today

Melissa Kaplan | Aug 7, 2008
The San Francisco Web site YouNoodle , which spotlights and supports networking for young businesses, is launching a tool they claim can predict...

Gas highs don't benefit station owners

Alisa Roth | Aug 7, 2008
You would think that as gas prices continue to climb, gas station owners would be raking it in. But times are just as tough on the side managing the pump. Alisa Roth reports many station owners are just getting by.
Posted In: Oil

Mapping out the next bubble

Scott Jagow and Chris Farrell | Aug 7, 2008
From tech to oil to real estate, investors have loved pouring money into inflating markets. So where might the next bubble be? Scott Jagow speculates with economics correspondent Chris Farrell.
Posted In: Investing