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Fed gets transparent on inflation

Amy Scott | Jun 27, 2006
The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates another quarter-point on Thursday. Fed officials have made it pretty darn clear they intend to stay tough on inflation. Maybe even a little too clear? Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy

What makes people happy? Check the database

| Jun 27, 2006
Commentator and economist Kevin Hassett consults some exhaustive research on what makes people happy. Money isn't always the answer.

Foamgate: Mystery of an endangered flower

Brendan Newnam | Jun 27, 2006
When a rare wildflower appeared in a Northern California plot of land designated for a new subdivision, the real estate developer cried foul. Was it an act of nature or genteel eco-terrorism? Brendan Newnam reports.

Deconstructing Baltimore

| Jun 27, 2006
An innovative program in Baltimore has pieces of demolished buildings finding a new lease on life. Trent Wolbe reports.

Embrace Russian oil investment?

| Jun 27, 2006
Commentator Vijay Vaitheeswaran calls on European leaders to rethink their cautious stance on Russian energy investment in advance of next month's G8 summit.

Central banks urged to get tough on inflation

Stephen Beard | Jun 27, 2006
The world body that acts as a forum for central banks, the Bank for International Settlements, has called for higher interest rates around the world. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

Curveball for Merck

Stacey Vanek Smith | Jun 27, 2006
News yesterday that a scientific study found Vioxx raised risk of heart attacks after as little as four months of use could hurt Merck's legal strategy against many Vioxx lawsuits. Stacey Vanek-Smith explains.
Posted In: Health

'Buy' and 'Sell' make a comeback

Amy Scott | Jun 27, 2006
After the dot-com bubble burst, stock analysts shied away from definitive stock ratings like "buy" and "sell." But as Amy Scott reports, one high-profile investment bank has had enough of the ambiguous euphemisms that replaced them.
Posted In: Wall Street

Gaga for ethanol

Janet Babin | Jun 27, 2006
Investor enthusiasm for ethanol-maker Aventine's IPO this week might be even bigger than rival VeraSun's recent public stock offering. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Investing

Flood insurance overhaul

Scott Tong | Jun 27, 2006
As heavy rains continue to pound the Mid-Atlantic, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on a bill today making government flood insurance more expensive. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington



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