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A record diamond isn't forever

Gretchen Wilson | Aug 28, 2007
Reports are coming in from South Africa that miners yesterday unearthed a light green diamond more than double the size of what was the world's biggest. If it's assessed to be a similar quality gem, the bidding will be fast and furious, Gretchen Wilson reports.

Tennis for love of the game, not names

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Aug 28, 2007
For first time in a long time, the U.S. Open is without a big-name American player on the courts. But is star power the only thing that can keep U.S. tennis fans in their seats? By some counts, interest this year is greater than ever. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Sports

Controlling the crowded, friendly skies

John Dimsdale | Aug 28, 2007
Delays are already a regular part of flying, and the number of takeoffs and landings at U.S. airports is only going to grow -- by nearly 1.5 million a year. The government has a plan to ease congestion. But it'll cost us, John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Travel

What won't we risk for cheap health care

Helen Palmer | Aug 28, 2007
Many Americans have embraced medical tourism in places like Thailand and India, but some are eyeing a new destination much closer to home. Only problem is, going there might very well land you in jail. Cuba, anyone? Helen Palmer has the story.
Posted In: Health, Travel

Middle class still shrinking

Jeremy Hobson | Aug 28, 2007
Researchers predict that 2006 data will show a dwindling middle class when the census bureau releases its annual report on income, poverty and health insurance today. And that's bad news for folks above the $75,000 line too. Jeremy Hobson explains.
Posted In: Economy

Lucy comes to Houston

Janet Babin | Aug 28, 2007
Later this week the Houston Museum of Natural will display the remains of Lucy, a 3 million-year-old fossil discovered in Ethiopia, but the exhibit is stirring controversy is some scientific circles. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Canada, Science

Venetian rolls into Macao

| Aug 28, 2007
It's almost exactly like The Venetian in Las Vegas, only this one's in Macao and it's bigger -- in fact now the biggest gambling resort in the world. The Financial Times' Robin Quong tells us about the new resort's ambitions.
Posted In: Canada, Entertainment

Time to toss around the R-word?

Stacey Vanek Smith | Aug 27, 2007
With 4.5 million unsold homes sitting on the market, could we be looking at a recession? Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to economists and takes a look into the markets.
Posted In: Wall Street

Corporate bonds are the new old thing

Tess Vigeland | Aug 27, 2007
With shaky trust in the housing market and a falling stock market not the safest bet either, where else can we put our money? What about corporate bonds? Tess Vigeland talks to Marilyn Cohen, author of "The Bond Bible."
Posted In: Investing

Coming soon: Small-Mart

Steve Tripoli | Aug 27, 2007
Wal-Mart's on the lookout for an executive to help shape a smaller-store strategy, and analysts have been expecting Wal-Mart to get bigger by going smaller with their new stores. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Retail