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Time to sell?

Scott Jagow | Jun 7, 2007
Brokerage firm Morgan Stanley has a sophisticated market model with three key indicators and they're all blinking SELL for the first time since the dot-com bust. But it's not time for panic, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard explains.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

GPShopping is here

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jun 7, 2007
Sprint launches a new service today that uses global positioning technology to help shoppers find products in stores. And this is just the beginning, Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Retail, Science

Holding the immigration bill together... or not

| Jun 7, 2007
The Senate's fragile bipartisan compromise on immigration is being tested by a series of proposed amendments, but the push and shove could come to an end soon. A vote may be forced as early as today, Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

New tale of an old scandal

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Jun 7, 2007
The cast: British defense giant BAE, American banks, a Saudi Arabian prince. The alleged plotline: Contractor pays prince hundreds of millions to secure $80 billion defense deal. Now word that U.S. banks may be involved. Stephen Beard tells us how.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

We're charging up profits for MasterCard

Jill Barshay | Jun 7, 2007
For everything else, indeed. Shoppers are using plastic to pay more than ever and that's driving newly-public MasterCard stock way up. So what now? The company will probably invest in ways to make charging even easier, Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Superbugs create super opportunity

Helen Palmer | Jun 7, 2007
You don't want to go to the hospital, the old joke goes, it's full of sick people! And, it turns out, increasingly you're likely to catch an antibiotic-resistant infection there. Scary for patients, but it could mean big bucks for big pharma. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Drug companies get what they pay for

Janet Babin | Jun 7, 2007
Patients beware: The results of drug studies are heavily influenced by who footed the bill. And the industry probably won't change as long as there are researchers who need funding. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Health

U.S. workers aren't producing as expected

Kai Ryssdal | Jun 6, 2007
Worker productivity grew at just 1 percent in the first quarter, about half of earlier government estimates. Not much of a difference? We called analyst Greg McBride to clear things up.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Budget battle looms

John Dimsdale | Jun 6, 2007
Democrats are pressing ahead with spending bills that challenge President Bush to make good on his threat to veto ones that bust his budget. John Dimsdale reports on the likelihood of an ugly confrontation ahead.
Posted In: Washington

Making it easier for the poor to spend

Steve Tripoli | Jun 6, 2007
Wal-Mart plans to unveil a pre-paid Visa card aimed at the 80 million U.S. residents who don't have bank accounts. Steve Tripoli reports that the nation's largest retailer may have something to teach competitors about servicing the poor.
Posted In: Retail