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Straight Story: A question of semantics

Chris Farrell | Jan 25, 2008
Recession, downturn, banana ... whatever you call it, something's going on. Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight on the current economic situation.

Day in the Work Life: Makeup Artist

| Jan 25, 2008
On this week's "A Day in the Work Life," our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we get a makeover with makeup artist Michael Wormwood.

Getting Personal

Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland | Jan 25, 2008
In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about the turmoil in the markets, recovering from a scam, judging the reputation of online banks and saving for your children.

Buzzword: Market capitulation

| Jan 25, 2008
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. This week, we're waving the white flag with "market capitulation."

Is time still on your side?

Bob Moon | Jan 25, 2008
If you're retiring soon, it seems like the timing couldn't be any worse. What's the best way to manage your portfolio when "the long haul" isn't an option? Bob Moon takes a closer look.
Posted In: Retirement

Citigroup cutting back on new branches

Steve Tripoli | Jan 25, 2008
News of Citigroup's cutback on new branches came the same day as an announcement of a new political union calling for more bank services in low-income communities. Steve Tripoli has more.
Posted In: Wall Street

Microsoft profits due to recent sales

Jeremy Hobson | Jan 25, 2008
Microsoft revenue hit a record this quarter, which analysts are attributing to sales of recently released products such as Vista. Jeremy Hobson the company expects the sales uptick to continue into the fiscal year.
Posted In: Wall Street

Colombia deal uphill battle in Congress

John Dimsdale | Jan 25, 2008
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is in Colombia with 10 House Democrats to talk about a free-trade agreement with Colombia. John Dimsdale reports why many Democrats are not so supportive of the deal.

Writers and producers back at the table

Doug Krizner | Jan 25, 2008
With the Oscars ceremony fast on its way and directors' contracts renewed, TV and movie writers are once again negotiating with producers. Variety's Mike Speier talks to Doug Krizner about what happens now.
Posted In: Entertainment, Jobs

Florida weighs a cut in property taxes

Dan Grech | Jan 25, 2008
On Tuesday, Floridians will vote on an amendment that will cut their property taxes, intended to relieve some of the pressure from the housing market. Dan Grech examines views for and against the measure.
Posted In: Housing, Taxes