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Retail-sales increase may be misleading

Bob Moon | Feb 13, 2008
The Commerce Department reported a 0.3% increase in retail sales for January, causing some celebration among stock market traders. A closer look at the numbers, however, reveals they may not be worth celebrating. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy

Foreclosure rates up and rising

Janet Babin | Feb 13, 2008
A report lists high unemployment and the busted housing bubble as causes for the rise in foreclosures last year. Janet Babin reports the number of foreclosures is expected to affect the economy into 2009.

Mother-in-Law Finances

Chris Farrell | Feb 13, 2008
Question: My mother-in-law, who is in her mid-50s, just got a nursing degree and her first job as a medical professional. She has no savings, some...
Posted In: Savings

Racism a battle in Chinese workplace

| Feb 13, 2008
As trade between China and countries on the African continent continues to grow, the issue of race comes more to the forefront. Bill Marcus reports on the discrimination black people face working in China.

More airport security proposed for E.U.

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Feb 13, 2008
European officials are proposing new airport security measures that would require the E.U.'s foreign visitors to have their fingerprints scanned into a database. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports tourists might balk at the idea.
Posted In: Travel

U.S. banishment good for British gamer

Stephen Beard | Feb 13, 2008
British-based online gaming company 888's profits rose sharply after it was booted from the American market, and the company boss is now happy the U.S. banned Internet betting. Stephen Beard reports 888 expects success to continue.

Not everyone needs a new TV for digital

Lisa Napoli | Feb 13, 2008
The move to digital TV is about a year away, and consumer groups are worried that people might be tricked into buying pricey new TVs to accommodate the transition. Lisa Napoli reports it's not hard for most households to prepare.
Posted In: Science

China loses Spielberg over Darfur

| Feb 13, 2008
Director Steven Spielberg is withdrawing from his work in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing over China's policies and actions in Sudan. Bill Marcus reports.
Posted In: Sports

The real Google versus Microsoft fight

| Feb 13, 2008
Microsoft versus Google looms as a great corporate battle this year. But commentator Robert Reich says the real power players in the deal are the armies of lobbyists and lawyers Google and Microsoft have in Washington.

Processed foods are not that healthy

Kai Ryssdal | Feb 12, 2008
More than ever, grocery stores are filled with processed foods that advertise nutrient values and health benefits. Commentator Michael Pollan, author of "The Omnivore's Dilemma," says the healthiest foods are still to be found in the produce section.
Posted In: Health