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Which way for the Fed?

| Sep 8, 2006
Mixed economic signals could give Federal Reserve Board members a headache when trying to decide what's next for interest rates. Sarah Gardner reports.

'Ring Me Up, Scotty'

Amy Scott | Sep 8, 2006
Forty years after its debut, the Star Trek TV series is still generating a universe of revenue possibilities. Amy Scott reports.

Oil prices going down — for now

Stephen Beard | Sep 8, 2006
Crude oil prices fell in Asia earlier today. That followed reports showing strong U.S. gas inventories. The resumption of some oil production in Nigeria is also influencing the slide in prices. So what lies ahead for oil? Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Federated grows Macy's brand

Rachel Dornhelm | Sep 8, 2006
The department store chain is converting venerated brands like Marshall Field's and Filene's to the Macy's nameplate on Saturday. And some customers are protesting. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

The return of Dylan

Lisa Napoli | Sep 8, 2006
The counterculture bard reclaims the top of the charts after a 30-year absence. Lisa Napoli reports.

Auctioning off the airwaves

Stacey Vanek Smith | Sep 8, 2006
A federal auction to license additional cellphone spectrum is expected to wrap up today. Stacey Vanek Smith tells us who the likely winner will be.
Posted In: Washington

Trying to get every passenger on the list

Dan Grech | Sep 8, 2006
The U.S. and Europe are working on a deal for sharing passenger lists for transatlantic flights to aid in antiterrorism efforts. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

BP answers to Congress

Scott Tong | Sep 7, 2006
A House committee took oil giant BP to task today for failing to maintain its oil pipelines in Alaska. Marketplace's Scott Tong has the story.
Posted In: Washington

Legislators keep rejecting, IRS keeps collecting

| Sep 7, 2006
The IRS is outsourcing the collection of back taxes to private debt collection firms because Congress didn't give it the requested staff to go after tax cheats. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Washington

You can get your money back IF . . .

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Sep 7, 2006
Random House is reimbursing frustrated readers who bought James Frey's faked memoir thinking it was a true story. But, as Ashley Milne-Tyte reports, getting a refund will be a little complicated.