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Attention shoppers: It's the holidays

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Dec 4, 2007
A new survey out shows shoppers aren't shopping much so far this holiday season, and the ones who are have mainly been looking for bargains. And high gas prices aren't the only thing to blame. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Retail

Airbus flying away from Europe

| Dec 4, 2007
Attracted by the weak dollar, Airbus is considering opening up a new factory in Alabama. Doug Krizner talks to David Gow from The Guardian in London about the wake-up call to Europe's manufacturing industry.
Posted In: Travel

A good night's rest is all in your head

| Dec 4, 2007
To The Benjamin Hotel, a state-of-the-art pillow is crucial to getting a deep, fulfilling rest. Jaime Bedrin talks to a sleep concierge there and explores her options, which include a pillow filled with buckwheat hulls.

Low jobless rate won't cheer up Europe

Scott Jagow | Dec 4, 2007
The unemployment rate in Europe is at a record low, but consumers aren't exactly giddy about the economy. Scott Jagow talks to European correspondent Megan Williams about the factors involved in consumers' current mood.
Posted In: Jobs

FDA needs to beef up resources

John Dimsdale | Dec 4, 2007
The Senate wants to provide the Food and Drug Administration with more resources to do its job. John Dimsdale reports with a smaller staff and increased food import scares, the help could be vital.
Posted In: Health

Paulson Makes A Move

Chris Farrell | Dec 3, 2007
Having criticized U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson for not taking a leadership role with the subprime crisis, it's good to see that he is...

Divided Belgium is of 2 minds on split

| Dec 3, 2007
Leaders of the Dutch- and French-speaking populations have called off negotiations to form a new government -- six months after national elections. Much of their disagreement is over economic issues. John Laurenson reports.

Set goals for the 'bottom billion' to rise

| Dec 3, 2007
Many of the world's poorest nations are sitting on commodities which are now hugely valuable on global markets. Commentator Paul Collier says it's a moment they can't afford to squander.
Posted In: Investing

Prospecting in 'frontier markets'

Kai Ryssdal | Dec 3, 2007
Vietnam is one of the most promising of what have come to be called "frontier markets" -- emerging economies that haven't quite emerged yet. John Authers of the Financial Times provides his insight.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

AT&T hangs up on pay-phone business

Janet Babin | Dec 3, 2007
The telecommunications giant says it's selling some 65,000 coin-operated phones before cell-phone use makes them unprofitable. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Science