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All that glitters...

| Jan 18, 2008
With the stock market off to an unimpressive start and economic fears at fever pitch, investors are touting the safety of gold. Tess turns to Peter Morici for a fact-check on all the hype.
Posted In: Investing

High oil costs trickle down the pipeline

Lisa Napoli | Jan 18, 2008
With oil pushing $100 a barrel, the impact is felt more places than the gas pump. Lisa Napoli takes a look at the less obvious ways the high cost of energy squeezes consumers.

Labor disputes cloud Hollywood's future

| Jan 18, 2008
The union representing film directors struck a deal with film studios, but that cordial relationship might not translate into a quick end to the writers' strike. Scott Jagow talks with Tess Vigeland.
Posted In: Entertainment, Jobs

Allstate barred from new Fla. policies

Dan Grech | Jan 18, 2008
The insurance company responded to a new law designed to lower insurance costs by boosting its premium rates. Claims adjusters anticipate major hurricane damage in the future. Dan Grech reports.

Ethical breach with bone-loss drugs?

| Jan 18, 2008
Many women risk side-effects from drugs designed to prevent osteoporosis. Drug companies may be hiding bad test results and marketing to patients who don't need them. Stacey Vanek Smith reports.
Posted In: Health

U.S. baby boomlet an economic boon

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Jan 18, 2008
A surprise boost in the nation's fertility rate means more workers to replace an aging workforce, plus more taxes to keep Social Security afloat a little longer. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Economy, Retirement

Measuring innovation's economic punch

| Jan 18, 2008
America's primary asset in the world marketplace is innovation and new ideas. The Commerce Department is updating how it measures those hard-to-quantify values. Danielle Karson reports.
Posted In: Economy

Music biz changes behind EMI shakeup

Doug Krizner | Jan 18, 2008
Big-name artists are grumbling about massive layoffs and other big changes as the giant record label looks to stay afloat. Billboard's Bill Werde says it's a symptom of an entire industry in crisis.

Will directors' deal help end WGA strike?

| Jan 18, 2008
A tentative contract between a union of film directors and major studios could be the key to ending a crippling writers' guild strike. But the devil is in the details. Renita Jablonski reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Jobs

NYSE invites AMEX indoors

Doug Krizner | Jan 18, 2008
The American Stock Exchange initially began as a group of investors barred from the New York Stock Exchange. Michael Henry of Accenture says, in the consolidation age, a merger just makes sense.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

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