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GOP candidates focusing on economy

Jeremy Hobson | Jan 10, 2008
Republican candidates are starting to notice something on the minds of voters other than national security: The Economy. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy

Who's right? Investors or analysts?

Jill Barshay | Jan 10, 2008
The Standard & Poor's 500 is down 3% for the year. But today, stock analysts predicted that the index of the nation's largest companies would show double-digit profit growth this year. Who do you trust? Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

For Countrywide, B of A is in the house

Tess Vigeland | Jan 10, 2008
Several reports out today say Bank of America is in "advanced talks" to buy Countrywide Financial -- the nation's largest mortgage lender, which lost $1.2 billion in the 3rd quarter of last year. Host Tess Vigeland has more.
Posted In: Housing

Fed appears ready for another cut

John Dimsdale | Jan 10, 2008
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated in a speech today that another interest rate cut may be in the offing. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

IRA or Vacation?

Chris Farrell | Jan 10, 2008
Question: Ten years ago, I left my previous employer with a 401K worth $2,500 and invested the money in an IRA. Its value at the time of this e...
Posted In: retirement savings

Wall Street Journal content to be free?

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jan 10, 2008
Starting today, you will no longer be requied to pay for editorials and video content on The Wall Street Journal website. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports if this business model is effective, it could mean the end of paid online subscriptions.

Bush to Middle East: Keep helping

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Jan 10, 2008
President Bush is stopping through several wealthy Arab nations this week. He'll be encouraging officials to keep the money spigot open for major U.S. investment banks Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Investing

Tata's 'Nano' says 'Hello'

Doug Krizner | Jan 10, 2008
Tata Motors unveiled its new "Nano" car at the New Delhi Auto Expo, lauded as the cheapest car in the world for $2,200. Doug Krizner talks to New Delhi reporter Mehul Srivastava about what you get for the price.
Posted In: Auto

France: Sad economy, happy people?

| Jan 10, 2008
Nicolas Sarkozy wants to factor happiness into the economic equation, so he's enlisted two Nobel-winning economists to revamp the system. Megan Williams reports the French might be about as happy as the Americans.
Posted In: Economy

Harrah's might have tough luck

Jill Barshay | Jan 10, 2008
The buyout of Harrah's Casino is said to be one of the largest transactions coming to the market this year, but many of the usual buyers aren't at the table. Jill Barshay reports the deal will determine how easy leveraged buyouts will be this year.
Posted In: Wall Street