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Will economy keep rolling or blow a tire?

Steve Tripoli | Oct 31, 2007
While the Fed is cutting interest rates to ward off an economic slowdown, the latest GDP numbers are strong -- a seeming schizophrenia that has markets jumping around. But many economists have an explanation that encompasses all the numbers. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

And don't follow me online, either

Steve Henn | Oct 31, 2007
Most methods to preserve online privacy have had little impact. But with the success of the "Do Not Call" list, privacy advocates are vying for a similar pproach. Steve Henn reports.

Going public with climate-change risks

Jeremy Hobson | Oct 31, 2007
Should investors be warned about the financial consequences of climate change? A congressional panel will look into how much risk should be disclosed to the public. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Tips Regarding Annuities

Chris Farrell | Oct 31, 2007
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners is a sleepy agency of state insurance regulators. Their track record isn't exactly stellar. But...

Giving up candy for a sweet deal

| Oct 31, 2007
Halloween is the holiday dentists fear most. But now, there's a countermovement to get kids to give up their candy -- and some dentists are willing to pay. Renita Jablonski has more.
Posted In: Health

Struggling with China's welcome mat

| Oct 31, 2007
For American expats in China, adjusting to a very different culture is a big challenge. Bill Marcus reports the predominant feeling among the Americans is they don't want to be there.
Posted In: Jobs

The Global Gender Gap

Chris Farrell | Oct 31, 2007
This item comes from Ricardo Hausmann, a guest blogger on the site of Professor Dani Rodrik. For anyone intersted in development economics Rodrok's...

BA's transatlantic flights grounded

Stephen Beard | Oct 31, 2007
Under the "Open Skies" agreement, British Airways was set to establish a direct line from New York's JFK airport to Europe. But the FAA might veto that plan. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Travel

A temper tantrum for a rate cut

Alisa Roth | Oct 31, 2007
The Fed is finishing up its two-day meeting on interest rates today, and Wall Street is demanding an interest rate cut. Alisa Roth explains how some Wall Streeters are acting out like spoiled toddlers.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Record lows versus interest rates

Stephen Beard | Oct 31, 2007
The dollar is at a record low against the euro, and investors are selling dollars as they expect the Fed to cut its key interest rate today. Stephen Beard tells us the relationship between interest rates and currencies.
Posted In: Economy