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Border patrol forecasts economy

Dan Grech | May 10, 2007
Researchers have stumbled across an interesting correlation between immigration and the economy: The number of migrants apprehended at the Mexican border appears to be a very good predictor of economic growth in the U.S. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Economy, Immigration

Profit still Apple of shareholders' eye

Ashley Milne-Tyte | May 10, 2007
Apple remains in the SEC's sights for possible stock option backdating violations. Two of its shareholder groups want reform, but with profits soaring to the tune of 88 percent, it may be a hard sell. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Pulling the plug on Galileo

Stephen Beard | May 10, 2007
Europe is withdrawing its challenge to America's GPS — for now. Ongoing squabbles between backers of the satellite navigation system have forced the European Commission to shelve it, but it may reemerge as a taxpayer-funded project. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Science

The Fed Stays Pat

Chris Farrell | May 9, 2007
There was no surprise that the Fed stayed pat on monetary policy at this week's Federal Open Market Committee meeting. Inflation remains the Fed's...

Fed holds steady. What the heck?

Kai Ryssdal | May 9, 2007
It's now seven meetings in a row the Federal Reserve has declined to move interest rates one way or the other. Kai Ryssdal got Greg McBride from on the phone to get his take on what the Fed might be thinking.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Toll Bros. not in a luxury position

Amy Scott | May 9, 2007
Given the state of the housing market, it wasn't entirely surprising when luxury homebuilder Toll Bros. warned it won't meet its earnings target for the year. Amy Scott reports even the wealthy are feeling some pain.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Wall Street

Toyota's got good news and bad news

Alisa Roth | May 9, 2007
Toyota reported another year of record profits. But those profits weren't quite as much as everybody had expected. And the company says things are going to be even slower next year. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto

Is anemia-drug use too red-blooded?

Helen Palmer | May 9, 2007
An FDA panel takes a look tomorrow at the use of anemia medications. They're often used by cancer patients, but they're expensive for patients and insurance companies. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Pay up!

Ashley Milne-Tyte | May 9, 2007
One of the big credit bureaus has rolled out an electronic product that's worrying consumer advocates. It lets collection agencies zoom in on their prey faster than ever. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

A full plate of potential dangers

John Dimsdale | May 9, 2007
A month after reports of contaminated pet food, more attention has been put on the FDA's ability to monitor America's food quality. John Dimsdale reports there's a whole wide world of food sources out there to be worried about.
Posted In: Washington