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Government accounting magic

| Oct 12, 2006
Gas prices: down. Deficit: shrinking. All the good news had commentator and economist Austan Goolsbee feeling pretty good — until he poked into the government's numbers.

China bounds ahead in gene therapy

Jocelyn Ford | Oct 12, 2006
While U.S. research in areas of biotech medicine such as gene therapy has slowed, China is forging ahead. So a trickle of Americans with terminal cancer are seeking treatments there not available at home. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Health

Clearance sale: Baja Fresh goes for $31 million

Sarah Gardner | Oct 12, 2006
Wendy's announced today it's selling the Mexican grill chain to a group of investors for the bargain price of about $31 million — a fraction of the $275 million the burger chain paid for it in 2002. Sarah Gardner asks how Baja Fresh went stale.

Wheat prices keep growing

| Oct 12, 2006
A major drought in Australia has driven wheat prices up here in the US. Prices hit a 10-year high yesterday and investors are scared that there may be wheat shortages for months to come. Mike Rhee reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

A model for universal health care?

Helen Palmer | Oct 12, 2006
About 46 million Americans don't have health insurance. Some states have stopped waiting on the federal government and put universal health care measures on their ballots. Leading the way: Massachusetts. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Putting dollars behind those green ambitions

Sarah Gardner | Oct 12, 2006
It's easy to say you support the environment, but will Californians put their money where their mouths are? The state is trying to build a million solar roofs by 2017. Sarah Gardner reports.

NCAA tax status in question

| Oct 12, 2006
Host Mark Austin Thomas speaks with business of sports expert David Carter about the NCAA and the heat it's taking for its tax exempt status.
Posted In: Sports

Charge it to investors

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Oct 12, 2006
MasterCard recently went public, now Visa says it's planning to do the same. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks at why the biggest names in credit cards are going public now.
Posted In: Wall Street

Attention, we have a deficit disorder

Scott Tong | Oct 12, 2006
Another day, another record. But this time we're not talking about the Dow. The U.S. imported $70 billion more than we exported in August. Scott Tong looks at what's behind our sky-high trade deficit.
Posted In: Economy

New day for CEOs

Steve Tripoli | Oct 12, 2006
The recent spate of CEO departures has many people wondering what it takes to lead a company these days. The times are a-changin' for corporate top-dogs, Steve Tripoli reports.

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