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Women are new stars of French cuisine

| Nov 21, 2007
Restaurant kitchens in France have long been dominated by males. But women are now gaining much of the attention for their influence on the country's fine dining. Their patrons and the critics are eating it up. John Laurenson reports.

How spices became an acquired taste

| Nov 21, 2007
Can you imagine Thanksgiving without the hint of nutmeg or cloves? Spices make the meal. But they weren't always so plentiful. Bob Moon talks with author Michael Krondl about his book on the history of the spice business.
Posted In: Books

Drought focuses Aussies on every drop

| Nov 21, 2007
Australians have been dealing with a decade-long drought that's one of their worst in history. Many have found there's nothing like pocketbook pressure to focus the mind on conservation. Stuart Cohen reports.

A step forward for 'clean' coal power?

Sam Eaton | Nov 21, 2007
Indiana regulators have given Duke Energy the OK to build what would become the world's first large-scale coal gasification power plant, provided the company can capture the plant's carbon emissions and store them underground. Sam Eaton reports.

Few are getting refinancing help

Stacey Vanek Smith | Nov 21, 2007
Congress and state officials are trying to help homeowners facing foreclosure by offering alternatives to borrowers and lenders. But for all the good intentions, not much is changing. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Housing

Growing subprime worries rattle markets

Bob Moon | Nov 21, 2007
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development shook investors today when it warned that overall subprime lending losses could feasibly hit between $200 billion and $300 billion. Can anything be done to limit the losses? Bob Moon has more.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

The guru's guide to comfort

Tess Vigeland | Nov 21, 2007
Just because you're stuck in coach doesn't mean you have to suffer. Tess asks Matt Daimler, the man behind SeatGuru, how to get the best seat in the house.
Posted In: Travel

Straight Story: Giving thanks

Chris Farrell | Nov 21, 2007
Chris Farrell thinks back on the financial stories he's been thankful for this year. On the list: the Fed chairman, the health insurance debate and pension reform.

Trade misery for miles

Tess Vigeland | Nov 21, 2007
Frustrated when you can't find a non-stop flight? Some people actually seek out stopovers. Tess talks to Wired Magazine writer Dave Demerjian about the art of the "mileage run."
Posted In: Travel

Educating Rico: Lost in translation

Rico Gagliano | Nov 21, 2007
Associate Producer Rico Gagliano is back with another installment of our series "Educating Rico." This time our hero takes a trip to the emergency room -- overseas.
Posted In: Travel