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U.S. dollar drops to loonie level

| Sep 19, 2007
The U.S. greenback is within a penny of the Canadian dollar -- something that hasn't happened in decades. Alison Myers reports that it could mean a lift for American retailers.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

GM, UAW may put faith in trust fund

Jeff Tyler | Sep 19, 2007
General Motors and the United Auto Workers today got back to hammering out a new contract that could be a model for deals with Ford and Chrysler. Jeff Tyler reports the two sides are getting creative to solve the critical problem of healthcare costs.
Posted In: Auto, Jobs

Inflation turns on global economy

Jill Barshay | Sep 19, 2007
For the first time in almost a year the Consumer Price Index dropped in August. Roll that in with the reported drop in wholesale prices and it's a nifty economic shapshot, no? But Jill Barshay reports the picture's actually not so clear.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

A Half-Point Cut

Chris Farrell | Sep 19, 2007
Well, as everyone knows by now the Fed opted for a dramatic half point cut in its benchmark interest rate. And the stock market loves it--so far.

Many consumers expect recession

Steve Henn | Sep 19, 2007
A poll out today from Reuters shows one-third of Americans believe we're heading for a recession. But who's to blame? Steve Henn did his own poll this morning in D.C.
Posted In: Housing, Wall Street


Chris Farrell | Sep 19, 2007
The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College has released a new Issue in Brief: "The Role of Private Insurance in Financing Long-term Care"...

No such thing as a rain check

Scott Tong | Sep 19, 2007
Authorities in Shanghai evacuated more than 2 million people to brace for what was to be the biggest typhoon in a decade. The city's partial shutdown left thousands of migrant workers without a day of pay. Scott Tong has more.

Chicken Dance

Tess Vigeland | Sep 19, 2007

Tangles in medical web-slinging

Helen Palmer | Sep 19, 2007
Wal-Mart and Intel recently adopted electronic health records for their workers. But getting other companies involved won't be easy. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health