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McDonald's specialty coffees start cool

Jeff Tyler | May 23, 2008
When Mickey D's announced it was introducing specialty coffees, observers forecast it would suck up a good portion of the market. But the fast-food chain's coffee sales haven't gotten the caffeinated jolt many expected. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Retail

FDA plans look inside medical records

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | May 23, 2008
To sniff out possible safety problems with drugs and medical devices, the Food and Drug Administration is going to start mining millions of medical records. Not yours, but maybe the ones your hospital has. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Health

Cashing in on the mortgage mess

Bob Moon | May 23, 2008
The subprime crisis has sent banks and brokers fleeing from mortgage-debt investment that, for many, has turned into huge losses. Now a highly-respected bond manager is betting he'll be able to cash in -- with the government's help. Bob Moon reports.

Getting credit where credit is due

Amy Scott | May 23, 2008
Think having bad credit is rough? There are some 50 million people in the U.S. who have no credit. But that doesn't mean they can't get on the record. Amy Scott tells us how one person did and how you can, too.
Posted In: Investing


Chris Farrell | May 23, 2008
Question: Chris: These days all of us receive so much unsolicited mail in our mail boxes, that it is a real headache. It is even more so, with the...

The Gap between losses and profits

Janet Babin | May 23, 2008
Gap reported sales were down for the 15th straight quarter, but profits are up 40 percent. Janet Babin reports why the company made money, why it's bleeding customers and what it could do to turn things around.
Posted In: Retail

Why aren't oil execs drilling in the U.S.?

Bob Moon | May 23, 2008
This week, oil executives have been telling Congress they can't drill in the U.S. because their hands are tied. But Bob Moon reports the same execs have been making excuses not to use existing permits for domestic drilling.

Non-hybrid Axon takes on Prius

Stephen Beard | May 23, 2008
The makers of Britain's Axon claim the car can get over 80 mpg, it has lower carbon emissions and a cheaper price tag than Toyota's Prius. And it's not a hybrid. Stephen Beard explores the secrets to the car's efficiency.
Posted In: Auto

Car costs up, car sales down

Jill Barshay | May 23, 2008
A new study says one million fewer cars will be sold this year. Higher commodity prices are also making it more expensive for automakers to make cars. Jill Barshay reports the result could be vehicles made with less materials.
Posted In: Auto

The trouble with NBA's one-and-done

| May 23, 2008
The NBA's one-and-done rule forbids drafting picks straight from high school before they do a year of college. Renita Jablonski talks to sports writer Donnell Alexander about problems arising from the rule.
Posted In: Education, Sports