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New languages for an expanding Web

Janet Babin | Oct 11, 2007
Right now, Web addresses are limited to Roman letters -- not much help to the billions who use different alphabets. But beginning Monday, 11 new languages will take Web surfers to new, non-Roman destinations, and may cause new legal headaches.
Posted In: Science

Come travel through time to ARM future

Steve Tripoli | Oct 11, 2007
Over the next year or so millions of adjustable rate mortgages will recalibrate to higher interest rates. We asked Steve Tripoli to climb into the Marketplace time machine with the dials set for, say, next August and give us tomorrow's news today.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Kiddie cold meds pulled off shelves

Jeremy Hobson | Oct 11, 2007
Studies have found over-the-counter cold medicines can have serious side effects, and there's no proof they work in young children. Big Pharma companies are pulling them off the shelves ahead of an FDA hearing.
Posted In: Health, Retail

Fox takes aim at "anti-biz" CNBC

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 11, 2007
Fox News positioned itself as the cable news antidote to the "liberal" CNN. Now it's trying to work that same magic against CNBC with a new business news channel. Media critic Tim Rutten talks about Roger Ailes' next big move.
Posted In: Entertainment, Housing

Death-defying dives for lobster

| Oct 11, 2007
Our appetite for lobster is voracious -- the U.S. imports almost 120 million pounds every year. For our Working series, Claudine LoMonaco profiles divers in Honduras who risk death to feed that demand.
Posted In: Jobs

Bigger houses mean deeper debt

| Oct 11, 2007
Commentator Karrie Jacobs says that when it comes to the crisis in the U.S. mortgage industry, the changing tastes of modern homeowners may be part of the problem.
Posted In: Housing

Student Loan Forgiveness

Chris Farrell | Oct 11, 2007
If Hollywood remakes the 1967 classic, The Graduate, the advice to Benjamin might be "federal government" instead of "plastics." As a way to...

Hedge funds exercise self-policing

Kyle James | Oct 11, 2007
A group of Europe's biggest hedge funds have devised a voluntary code of conduct in response to calls for more transparency. Kyle James reports the pre-emptive move will still put the funds under pressure.

Finally pushed her over the borderline

Alisa Roth | Oct 11, 2007
Another sign of the apocalypse for the music business: Madonna is leaving her longtime record company, Warner Brothers Records, for a concert promoter. Alisa Roth explains why there's no greater power than the power of goodbye.
Posted In: Entertainment

John Sununu funds breakdown

Steve Henn | Oct 11, 2007
A breakdown of contributions received by Senator John Sununu of New Hampshire in 2002.
Posted In: Crime