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Week on Wall Street

Tess Vigeland | Jun 22, 2007
Kim Clark, personal finance columnist for U.S. News and World Report, discusses with host Tess Vigeland what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

A date with good luck?

| Jun 22, 2007
Lots of people seem to be excited about July 7, 2007 and its ties to lucky 777. But companies in search of the Asian consumer have an even bigger day to look forward to: 8/8/08. Lenora Chu reports.
Posted In: Retail

Let them eat sheet cake

Tess Vigeland | Jun 22, 2007
Susan Lobsinger has been baking wedding cakes for 30 years. But now she's also renting them. She talked with Tess Vigeland about what appears to be her tiered recipe for success.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Retail

I'm thinking . . . change the channel

Rico Gagliano | Jun 22, 2007
Hitachi has new technology that lets you operate electronics without lifting a finger. Rico Gagliano looked into how it works, including some of its remote possibilities.

Smoking scare tactics saving lives, $$

Amy Scott | Jun 22, 2007
New York City health officials say smoking has fallen 20 percent over the past few years, mostly due to ads featuring cancer victims and a tough ban on smoking in bars and restaurants. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Health

No limit to poker's potential

Scott Jagow | Jun 22, 2007
Players and fans from around the globe are in Las Vegas for the annual World Series of Poker -- or they're watching it on TV. It's become wildly popular, says Diana Nyad, because it's a brand of reality TV we can all relate to.
Posted In: Entertainment, Sports

Title IX goes from court to classroom

| Jun 22, 2007
Hundreds of U.S. schools are using changes made to the federal Title IX law last fall to extend boys- and girls-only classes beyond gym and sex ed. But critics say that could lead to the very stereotyping and discrimination the law's meant to prevent. Sally Herships reports.

Property taxes falling

Dan Grech | Jun 22, 2007
Homeowners in some 21 states are holding their breath, hoping for reform that'll bring property tax relief. Four states have already slashed property taxes. But not everyone shares the joy, particularly schools and other local agencies that rely on tax dollars. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Housing, Taxes

Right portion, right business model

Jeremy Hobson | Jun 22, 2007
T.G.I. Friday's is bucking casual dining's super-size-me trend to offer a new "Right Portion, Right Price" menu. Customers get about 2/3 the food for about 2/3 the price. And for Friday's it's meant more customers, higher profits. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Retail

Greeting cards still feelin' the love

Jill Barshay | Jun 22, 2007
You might think all those thank you e-mails and free e-cards and party Evites you receive would pile up and start weighing down the greeting card industry's bottom line, but profits are soaring. Jill Barshay looks at how they're keeping paper cards alive.
Posted In: Retail