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Advertisers move to the silver screen

Stacey Vanek Smith | Jan 28, 2008
If you've been to the movies lately, you may have noticed the show before the show just keeps getting longer. Big advertisers are moving from the small screen to the big one. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Home sales still lag despite price cuts

Bob Moon | Jan 28, 2008
New home sales in 2007 fell to their lowest level in almost 13 years -- despite big price cuts by homebuilders, according to the Commerce Department. Bob Moon looks at whether there's reason to believe 2008 home sales will be different.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Bush to focus on pork-barrel spending

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Jan 28, 2008
In his State of the Union address, President Bush will take aim at something very nearly untouchable -- legislative earmarks. But not until next fiscal year. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Economy

Under dry sky, Aussies turn to the sea

Nate DiMeo | Jan 28, 2008
With climate change reducing reliable rainfall in Australia, many cities are tapping the ocean as a water source. And they're trying to do it without making a bad problem worse. Nate Dimeo reports. First in a series.

What to do about the economy?

Steve Henn | Jan 28, 2008
What do Americans want to hear from tonight's State of the Union address? Steve Henn surveyed commuters near the White House this morning and asked their views on the economy and President Bush's stimulus package.
Posted In: Economy

Gold mines shut down, prices go up

Gretchen Wilson | Jan 28, 2008
Power outages in South Africa are causing gold mine shutdowns nationwide, which is raising gold's cost. Each day without steady power is costing the country's mining industry $27 million. Gretchen Wilson reports.

Too Much Debt

Chris Farrell | Jan 28, 2008
Question: I'm ashamed to say that I am one of those Americans who have used credit cards to make ends meet. Mostly they've been used for moving...
Posted In: Credit Cards, debt

Defense says SocGen trader scapegoat

Stephen Beard | Jan 28, 2008
Prosecutors of Jerome Kerviel say the Societe General trader could face fraud charges, but Kerviel's defense claims the bank used him as a way to divert attention away from subprime issues. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Crime

A way not to drive Manhattan mad

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jan 28, 2008
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to charge a fee to drive through Midtown Manhattan quickly divided the city. This week, the state's recommendations for an alternative come in. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Travel

Corporate go-go days have gone

Stacey Vanek Smith | Jan 28, 2008
The Harrah's casino deal is just one example of how the current market is affecting corporate deals. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports these continued slow-goings could ultimately slow down the economy.
Posted In: Investing