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Easing pain of rising mortgage rates

Alisa Roth | Nov 30, 2007
Many mortgage holders who took out subprime loans with teaser rates will find those rates climbing within the next two years. Alisa Roth reports government offices and financial institutions are negotiating a deal to help.
Posted In: Housing

Heavy price to pay for a mushroom

| Nov 30, 2007
Italy's tartufo mushrooms, also known as white truffles, are a precious and highly sought-after food. And the biggest one found in 50 years could net around $200,000 at an auction. Megan Williams has more.
Posted In: Charity

L.A., Cannes . . . and Dubai

| Nov 30, 2007
Dubai's film festival is only on its fourth year, but has already managed to become big enough to entice Hollywood players to come. Doug Krizner talks to Variety editor Mike Speier about Dubai's emerging market for entertainment.
Posted In: Entertainment

Trump's luxury golf dream rejected

| Nov 30, 2007
Donald Trump's bid to build a luxury golf course on the Aberdeenshire, Scotland coastline has been rejected by local politicians. Aberdeen Sustainability Group's Mickey Foote tells Doug Krizner why the course is a bad idea.
Posted In: Sports

Disclosing lobby money going too far?

Jeremy Hobson | Nov 30, 2007
Companies and groups that give more than $5,000 to lobbying efforts must now disclose their support, according to a new rule in Congress. Jeremy Hobson reports some trade groups don't like the bill, and are trying to reverse it.

Ireland's leader seeing the green

Stephen Beard | Nov 30, 2007
Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern's new raise makes a higher-earning political leader than the U.S. president. Stephen Beard reports that with Ireland heading towards a recession, his inflated income has pretty bad timing.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Fighting for a higher tomato value

Dan Grech | Nov 30, 2007
A thousand migrant farm workers in Miami are marching to Burger King headquarters to protest the fast-food giant's refusal to give them a penny more per pound of tomatoes. Dan Grech reports their last raise was three decades ago.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

FCC rule doesn't apply to Tribune

Jill Barshay | Nov 30, 2007
The Tribune Company's exemption from the FCC's rule that one can't own a TV network and a newspaper in the same market is set to expire when Sam Zell takes over. But will he get a waiver and stay above the law? Jill Barshay reports.

Social networking is here to stay

| Nov 29, 2007
For a company like Facebook, the community is the business. Commentator Andreas Kluth says before long we'll all be social networking -- just maybe not on Facebook.

Working to make eBay easier and safer

| Nov 29, 2007
eBay has been a cyberspace powerhouse for more than a decade. But its auction business has slowed. CEO Meg Whitman has been trying to make the site more user-friendly and to clamp down on fraudulent sellers. She talked with Kai Ryssdal in our Conversations From the Corner Office.