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A closer look at new housing numbers

Alisa Roth | May 16, 2008
New housing starts were up last month thanks to the construction of new apartments. But a drop in single-family homes might be a stronger indication of what's going on, according to economists. Alisa Roth has more.
Posted In: Housing

Myanmar urgently needs rice seeds

| May 16, 2008
Planting season has begun in Myanmar, but the recent cyclone wiped out more than 10 percent of the country's total rice production. Lisa Chow reports seeds must be received within 40-50 days to avoid a shortage next year.

Can film economics change Cannes?

| May 16, 2008
The film festival at Cannes is a little different this year. Renita Jablonski talks to Variety's Mike Speier about changes in the economics of the film industry and how it may affect the glitzy 61-year event.
Posted In: Entertainment

No bonus for BA boss

Stephen Beard | May 16, 2008
Despite having a profitable year, British Airways' head Willie Walsh has denied himself a bonus due to the disappointing opening of Heathrow's Terminal 5. It may be awhile before another bonus, as Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Travel

BRIC could be a force for sustainability

Sam Eaton | May 16, 2008
Foreign ministers from Brazil, Russia, India and China are continuing talks today in Russia. But where some political analysts see a threat, others see potential for clean energy leadership. Sam Eaton has more.

It's gotta be the chutzpah

| May 16, 2008
Artists, scientists and Nobel laureates gathered in Israel for a conference paying tribute to Jewish innovators. But why are there so many in a country about as big as New Jersey? Daniel Estrin asked around Jerusalem.

Drug companies step up to cancer

Janet Babin | May 16, 2008
Cancer has replaced heart disease as the number one killer of people in their 40's and 50's, and this means growth in oncology drug sales. Janet Babin reports that by 2012, the cancer drug market is set to grow to $80 billion.
Posted In: Health

Gas tanks coming under lock and key

Jeremy Hobson | May 16, 2008
It may not be the first thing you think would be stolen from your car, but a spike in gas prices has incited a new wave of gas theft. Jeremy Hobson reports sales of gas cap locks are rising with the cost per gallon.
Posted In: Crime


Chris Farrell | May 16, 2008
Okay, I've learned the hard way that I can't stay in a hotel without a good Internet connection just to save a few bucks, It isn't worth the time...
Posted In: Housing


Chris Farrell | May 16, 2008
I want to apologize. I am in the communications capital of the world--New York City--but I had all kinds of problems hooking into the Internet, at...
Posted In: Investing