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Keeping an eye on drug testers

Helen Palmer | Sep 28, 2007
Even after years of research and development, the FDA only gives its stamp of approval for a drug or device after a tough set of clinical trials. But a new report finds only a tiny fraction of tests get FDA scrutiny. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Greenspan: '50-50' chance of recession

Stephen Beard | Sep 28, 2007
Former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan was famous for his hard-to-read comments on the economy -- but now that he's retired, he's warning that the U.S. economy could be headed for a slowdown. Stephen Beard reports on what European economists are predicting.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Investing

Are investors pumping up price of oil?

Jill Barshay | Sep 28, 2007
Oil hit yet another record high on the world market today, topping $83 a barrel. But experts say the price might be artificially inflated by investors flocking to oil as an investment hedge against a dollar in decline. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

When a cigar is more than a smoke

| Sep 28, 2007
Rachel Louise Snyder gets a crash course in the secret world of the ultimate cigar aficianado, with a visit to Jimmy Ng's exclusive cigar lounge located somewhere in the Regent Hotel in Singapore. Getting into the club isn't a question of wealth -- you've got to know Jimmy...

Service clubs get a Gen-X boost

Amy Scott | Sep 28, 2007
Service clubs have a long and proud tradition in this country. But since the 1980s, the clubs have been struggling to survive, competing against families, careers, and a healthy dose of cynicism. Now a resurgence of sorts seems to be developing -- Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Charity

Straight Story: Emotional investing

Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland | Sep 28, 2007
Economics editor Chris Farrell wants to talk about passion. No no, hear him out -- he says that emotions aren't the enemy of reason when it comes to investing.

Buzzword: Internet tax

| Sep 28, 2007
A combination of words that have surely struck you with dread. No, you didn't read wrong. Enjoy your last days of duty-free browsing...
Posted In: Taxes

Trash Challenge: Into the Dustbin of History

Tess Vigeland | Sep 28, 2007
Get out the tissues. (And don't forget to compost them.)...

Work life: Showing you the door

| Sep 28, 2007
He may not be a member of any government office in Washington, D.C., but rest assured, he can certainly... open a lot of doors.
Posted In: Jobs

Marketplace Money Mailbag

Tess Vigeland and Chris Farrell | Sep 28, 2007
This week, Chris Farrell covers how a career military officer should invest a big bonus, paying off a jumbo home loan, and what's the real story behind a good credit score?
Posted In: Housing, Investing