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Real estate websites still growing

Stacey Vanek Smith | Feb 12, 2008
At the height of the real estate boom, websites like Zillow and Trulia that displayed home values became huge. Now that the market is falling rapidly, investors are turning to them even more. Stacy Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Housing, Science

Homeowners could be thrown 'Lifeline'

Jeremy Hobson | Feb 12, 2008
The Bush administration and six major mortgage lenders have unveiled "Project Lifeline," the latest response to the ongoing turmoil in the housing market. The plan could freeze foreclosures for as much as one month for seriously troubled homeowners. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Jewelry retailers target 'dirty gold'

Andrea Gardner | Feb 12, 2008
Just in time for Valentines Day, activists and jewelry retailers are stepping up a campaign to discourage the mining and sale of "dirty gold." Their first target: a proposed gold mine in Alaska. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Retail

Oracle of Omaha to the rescue

Dan Grech | Feb 12, 2008
Warren Buffett has offered to reinsure $800 billion in municipal bonds to help struggling bond insurers hampered by fallout from the credit crunch. The deal would likely allow the municipal bonds to receive a AAA rating. Dan Grech reports.

The Student Loan Credit Crunch

Chris Farrell | Feb 12, 2008
The signs were there that this was going to happen. I think this is more than just reverberations from the credit crunch. When it comes to student...

A bright spot amidst GM's losses

Janet Babin | Feb 12, 2008
While General Motors lost more money in 2007 than any car company in any year, it made a substantial gain to its core automotive business. Janet Babin reports the bright spot could be due to the company's turnaround plan.
Posted In: Auto

Less duty trouble for U.S. garments

| Feb 12, 2008
The weakened euro is helping a once-punishing duty on American garments become less of a barrier in Europe. Rob Schmitz has more on how the U.S. clothing industry is benefitting from the shift in currency value.
Posted In: Retail

London too taxing for foreigners?

Stephen Beard | Feb 12, 2008
Heavier taxes on foreign-born residents in London are threatening an exodus of thousands of workers. Stephen Beard reports this might damage the city's role as a global trading center.
Posted In: Taxes

Savings and Health

Chris Farrell | Feb 12, 2008
Question: I just finished graduate school and started my first real, full time job. I want to begin contributing towards retirement. My situation...

Radio has ear to ground for ad dollars

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Feb 12, 2008
The commercial radio industry has been mulling over how to make more money from its advertising in the big push to the Web -- even when 90 percent of the population still listens. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports the election may help.