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Paper, or reusable canvas bag?

Sarah Gardner | Nov 20, 2007
San Francisco today became the first city to ban plastic bags at large grocery stores. Sarah Gardner reports some don't feel the change will be that eco-effective, while others want to take the switch even farther.

Fannie starts to show its cracks

Dan Grech | Nov 20, 2007
Mortgage giant Fannie Mae reports its earnings today. Along with Freddie Mac, the company has been riding out defaults that have hit its bottom line. Dan Grech reports on what this could mean for the U.S. taxpayer.
Posted In: Housing

Spam soon to be out of stock

| Nov 20, 2007
Hot stock-tip spam scams may be avoided by a click of the delete button, but the SEC wants to get rid of the bogus e-mails for good. Alex Goldmark has more on "Operation Spamalot."
Posted In: Crime

Fliers keep trouble on their radar

Bob Moon | Nov 20, 2007
While airline passengers are bracing themselves for another frantic holiday season, one consumer group is hitting airports prepared for trouble -- with hidden cameras. Bob Moon has more.
Posted In: Travel

The Fed becomes less reserved

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Nov 20, 2007
The Federal Reserve will be sharing more information with the public when it releases the minutes today for last month's meeting. Nancy Marshall Genzer tells us what the Fed added and whether critics are appeased.
Posted In: Economy

Are you feeling lucky? Google is

Brendan Newnam | Nov 19, 2007
A lot has changed for Google since it began searching in 1998. But on its crisp, white homepage one little button has managed to stick around all these years. Brendan Newnam decided to find out why.

Chinese get more flexible about plastic

Scott Tong | Nov 19, 2007
China has ordered its banks to take money out of circulation as a way to cool the country's red-hot economy just a little bit. But Chinese consumers aren't necessarily playing along. Correspondent Scott Tong says they've discovered the joys of credit cards.
Posted In: Economy, Savings

Food riots roil India's West Bengal state

| Nov 19, 2007
Riots have broken out over the last month in India's state of West Bengal, with poor village folk complaining they've gone hungry as their government-supplied food rations have been sold on the open market. Sunita Thakur reports.

What about the teachers?

| Nov 19, 2007
Strikes have forced TV sitcoms and late-night talk shows to air reruns and Broadway shows to go dark. But commentator and striking writer Sandra Tsing Loh says consider the teachers.
Posted In: Education, Jobs

How do they analyze holiday sales?

Kai Ryssdal | Nov 19, 2007
Most analyst estimates for this year's holiday retail sales are for about a 4% increase over last year. But how do they know? Marshall Cohen, the chief analyst at the market research firm NPD Group, explains to Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Economy, Retail