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Wall Street's happy. . . how 'bout you?

Stacey Vanek Smith | Dec 5, 2006
Productivity inched up in the third quarter while wage growth slowed and factory orders plunged. What are all these numbers really saying about the economy? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Economy

Hoarding the wealth

Dan Grech | Dec 5, 2006
Two percent of the richest people own more than half the world's wealth, says a study on poverty today — and almost all of them live in first-world countries. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Economy

Food safety system called into question

John Dimsdale | Dec 5, 2006
Consumer Reports cautions today that a large percentage of chicken sold in the U.S. contains illness-causing bacteria. Critics say the report is flawed. John Dimsdale has details.
Posted In: Health

Mr. Gates, fix the budget plan first

| Dec 5, 2006
Almost half a trillion dollars has been spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But there's an even higher price to pay if the Pentagon can't figure out how to plan a budget, says commentator Gordon Adams.

Driving terrorism from the Philippines

Miranda Kennedy | Dec 5, 2006
The U.S. is investing hundreds of millions of dollars in the Philippines in hopes of derailing efforts by militant insurgents to recruit from its sizable Muslim population. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

Lessons in online ticket scalping

Kai Ryssdal | Dec 5, 2006
Reporter Steve Knopper spent 38 days trying to turn a profit from scalping concert tickets for WIRED Magazine. He tells host Kai Ryssdal about his discoveries.
Posted In: Entertainment

Gift shopping on $100 budget

| Dec 5, 2006
The holidays are fast approaching, but what happens when you're seriously in debt before the shopping season even begins? A woman named Virginia tells us how she faced Christmas $50,000 in the red.

Chefs learn to bring the farm to your table

| Dec 5, 2006
Five times a year, a pair of organic farmers in Eastern Washington invites chefs and culinary students to spend a week living and working "farm to table." Elizabeth Wynne Johnson has the story.

All that glitters . . .

| Dec 5, 2006
Western investors have been jumping over each other to get in on the action as China opens its banking sector to foreign investors. But commentator Austan Goolsbee warns there's still plenty of corruption under that shiny new IPO sheen.
Posted In: Investing

Passing the budget hot potato

Hilary Wicai | Dec 5, 2006
The Republican-controlled 109th Congress begins its final session today. It's expected to leave the hard budget choices to the new Democratic Congress in '07 — and that could set up a showdown with the President. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington