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Building an Olympic edge

Bob Moon | Mar 16, 2007
U.S. officials decide a month from now whether Los Angeles or Chicago gets to move forward with America's bid to host the 2016 Olympics. Both cities insist they'll make money on the deal, but one may face much less financial risk.
Posted In: Sports

Inflation watch: Consumer prices up again

Hilary Wicai | Mar 16, 2007
Consumer prices exceeded the Fed's expectations for inflation in February — doubling the January increase — but policymakers may well leave interest rates unchanged when they meet next week to avoid risking recession.
Posted In: Economy

Student loan kickbacks

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Mar 16, 2007
New York's Attorney General says public and private colleges across the country are getting kickbacks from college loan companies to push their loans, even if they may not be the best choice for students.

The Subprime Market Concern Overblown

Chris Farrell | Mar 16, 2007
The subprime market is imploding. Home foreclosures are surging. Millions of new homeowners could be thrown out on the street. So, it's hardly...
Posted In: Investing

Almost everything's more expensive

Alisa Roth | Mar 15, 2007
When the Producer Price Index came out this morning, it accelerated speculation about what the Fed might do when it meets next week. Alisa Roth takes a look at what today's report might really mean.
Posted In: Economy

On the Internet, Google knows if you're a dog

Janet Babin | Mar 15, 2007
When you do a Google search, Google keeps a log of it &mdash; which has been a sticking point with privacy advocates. Today Google promised to make searches anonymous <nobr>. . .</nobr> eventually. Janet Babin reports.

The Bank of Wal-Mart?

Hilary Wicai | Mar 15, 2007
Wal-Mart says it wants a limited banking license so it can save on credit card payments. But a congressman thinks he's found evidence that the retail giant has something bigger in mind. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Retail

Shifting workers' shifts

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Mar 15, 2007
Wal-Mart is trying to improve employee scheduling by using something called labor optimization software. But, as Ashley Milne-Tyte reports, it's not always optimized <em>for</em> labor.
Posted In: Jobs, Retail

Will anybody push the 'up' button?

| Mar 15, 2007
Commentator and Web entrepreneur wannabe Rob Long wants you to hear the "elevator pitch" for his new website. He knows you're busy. He'll keep it simple. . . . Go!

Pieces of your minds

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 15, 2007
Kai Ryssdal combs through some of the letters you've sent recently, with comments on stories about working late and working in pollution, and on Ben Stein's commentary about oil companies.