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The impact of bond insurance

Scott Jagow | Jan 22, 2008
There's a lot of distress surrounding the U.S. economy, but is something specific driving a huge sell-off in Asia? Andrew Wood of The Financial Times talks to Scott Jagow about the bond insurance market.
Posted In: Economy

Could tax rebates be the answer?

| Jan 22, 2008
The Senate is tackling the U.S. economy today, and some analysts are looking into tax rebates to the poor as a solution. Danielle Karson reports even if that were to be enacted, slow delivery could be a problem.
Posted In: Economy

Writers' pain means others' gain

Stacey Vanek Smith | Jan 22, 2008
Entering a third month, the TV and movie writers' strike has hurt a lot of workers, but it's also helped a few other industries. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports who's benefitting from the new climate.
Posted In: Entertainment, Jobs

Teaching kids to tackle personal finance

Jeff Tyler | Jan 21, 2008
High school students in seven states are learning some rules of personal finance through a program sponsored by the NFL and Visa called "Financial Football." Jeff Tyler has the play-by-play.
Posted In: Education

Investors are diving into desalination

| Jan 21, 2008
Predictions of drought and dwindling water supplies are turning investors' attention to the oceans as a reliable source of drinking water. Desalination isn't cheap, but a host of companies are diving in. Sarah Gardner reports.

French farmers are in a bit of a pickle

| Jan 21, 2008
Miniature pickles, or cornichons, are considered the national condiment in France. But now the country's cornichon farmers are having to compete with producers from countries such as India. Anita Elash reports.

Liberalized immigration laws benefit all

| Jan 21, 2008
In South Carolina, Republican challenger Buddy Witherspoon has launched a TV ad skewering incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham for his immigration policy. Commentator Kerry Howley says the ad's tough tactics will only hinder economic growth in the state.

How will shoppers rule in Charney case?

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jan 21, 2008
American Apparel CEO Dov Charney has a court date this week to defend himself against a former employee's accusations of sexual harassment. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on what effect the lawsuit might have on the clothing company's brand.
Posted In: Retail

Will a stimulus really help the economy?

Tess Vigeland | Jan 21, 2008
The debate over a stimulus package will likely intensify this week as Congress puts forth its own proposals. We asked Tom Shapiro of Brandeis University's Institute on Assets and Social Policy to outline the pros and cons.
Posted In: Economy

No holiday for world's markets

Stephen Beard | Jan 21, 2008
Markets around the world suffered significant drops today. Some analysts blamed global disappointment over the Bush administration's proposed stimulus plan. But there may be more alarming factors at work. Stephen Beard reports.