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A pause in the ABN Amro drama

Stephen Beard | May 4, 2007
The already complex scramble to buy the ailing Dutch bank just got more complicated. A judge has blocked the sale of a key ABN asset after shareholders sued. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Chavez threatens to nationalize banks

Alisa Roth | May 4, 2007
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has already taken control of his country's oil production. Now he's threatening to nationalize the banking industry. It's not the first time, reports Alisa Roth, but this time he may be serious.
Posted In: Canada

A gender gap in physics classrooms

Jill Barshay | May 4, 2007
Fewer than eight percent of professors teaching physics at American colleges are women. One of those rare teachers is hoping to find out what makes the profession so lopsided towards men. Jill Barshay reports.

Wall Street, meet Chat Street

| May 4, 2007
Think that no one else shares your appreciation for a certain stock? Alisa Roth takes us into the world of online stock communities, where investors share their favorite picks.

The Promise of Subprime. Where is Michael Milken When You Need Him?

Chris Farrell | May 3, 2007
The implosion in the subprime mortagge market is a tragedy. It's terrible for those people that bought a piece of the American Dream with an opaque...

Wall Street wakes up to the wage gap

Scott Jagow | May 3, 2007
A major investment bank has released a study on the widening gap between rich and poor in the U.S. It suggests the growing recession that's mired lower-income groups now threatens the middle class, says Chris Farrell.

Open source body parts

Hilary Wicai | May 3, 2007
Prosthetics isn't a big enough market to spur innovation for profit, so one amputee Iraq veteran is adapting the open source concept by reverse-engineering expired patents and posting them online. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Health, Science

Iraq funding bill, plan B

Steve Henn | May 3, 2007
Tensions in Washington remain high as Democratic leaders return to the drawing board to come up with a veto-proof appropriations bill that will move toward bringing U.S. troops home. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Washington

Dow rocks the record books

| May 3, 2007
The Dow is on a record-breaking winning streak not matched in over 50 years. And according to some analysts, the market is still pretty well-priced — so it could very well keep on rising.
Posted In: Wall Street

Insurance forecast changes with climate

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | May 3, 2007
The insurance industry warns Congress today that climate change could cause eye-popping losses as warming leads to unusual weather patterns that make it impossible to project future damage payouts. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.