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European luxury items really a luxury

Dan Grech | Jun 17, 2008
The rise of the euro has meant trouble for the European luxury goods market. Expensive wine and cheese has become even more expensive to import into the U.S. Dan Grech goes into specifics of the pricing conundrum.

The economics of illegal business

| Jun 17, 2008
Some principles of economics can be applied to businesses that aren't legal. Commentator and author Dan Ariely tells us what he's learned about behavioral economics from his pen-pal in the illegal downloading business.

When gold's up, do only fools rush in?

| Jun 17, 2008
With the price of gold up, the thought of pawning your mother's old jewelry might seem more appealing. Jaime Bedrin made an attempt to sell of a necklace laying around to see what it could fetch -- and wasn't entirely impressed.
Posted In: Investing

New FEC commissioners wanted

Steve Henn | Jun 17, 2008
With just two sitting commissioners on the FEC, decisions can't be reached on campaign finance laws. So the Senate is working towards approving new ones. Steve Henn reports the new group will have a lot of work ahead.

AOL disconnecting its dial-up

Bob Moon | Jun 17, 2008
Believe it or not, AOL still makes up to $2 billion a year from its dial-up business. But parent Time Warner hopes to sell off the dial-up wing within the next few months. Bob Moon tries connecting with its users.

Finding value in corporate history

| Jun 16, 2008
Companies are so focused on the present that they often forget about the past. In an effort to fix that, many companies are opening up showcases that highlight their products through history. Cash Peters takes us inside.

Time for incentives that work

| Jun 16, 2008
Cities have tried a variety of tax breaks and incentives to lure new businesses. Commentator Paul Brophy says it's time for them to try things that will actually get results.

Mortgage crisis freezes civic projects

| Jun 16, 2008
Large housing projects were all the rage three years ago, but the mortgage crisis has left towns across the country littered with half-built developments. Ashley Gross reports.
Posted In: Housing

NYSE eyes real-time quotes for all

Jill Barshay | Jun 16, 2008
Following in the footsteps of the Nasdaq, the NYSE has plans to offer everyday investors access to real-time stock quotes. Jill Barshay has more.
Posted In: Wall Street

Theaters make ends meet with ads

Stacey Vanek Smith | Jun 16, 2008
Most of a movie ticket's price goes to the studios, so theaters are looking for ways to generate more income from their captive audiences. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Entertainment