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Almost 10 hours a day

Dan Grech | Dec 15, 2006
Americans now spend 9.5 hours a day consuming some form of media according to new data from the Census Bureau. The numbers keep going up — but the mix is changing. Dan Grech has details.

Retirement crisis in the making

Lisa Napoli | Dec 15, 2006
A new study commissioned by the Chamber of Commerce reveals that most people don't have enough money saved for retirement — and that's going to affect U.S. financial markets. Lisa Napoli explains.

Inflation watch: CPI out today

Alisa Roth | Dec 15, 2006
The consumer price index today basically tells us how much it costs to live, and it's considered a pretty good indicator of what's happening with inflation. Alisa Roth has this preview.
Posted In: Economy

Dollar coin redux

Stacey Vanek Smith | Dec 15, 2006
This week back in 1978, the U.S. Mint introduced the Susan B. Anthony dollar coin. It never caught on, but that hasn't stopped the U.S. Mint from trying. . . and trying. Stacey Vanek-Smith has the history.

New rules for CEO compensation in effect

Hilary Wicai | Dec 15, 2006
Companies today must begin to use the amended SEC disclosure rules for executive compensation — and some say the change could slow the rapid rise in CEO pay. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Britain drops arms investigation

Stephen Beard | Dec 15, 2006
The British government has provoked a hail of criticism after ditching a major corruption inquiry that had been threatening a $12 billion defense deal with Saudi Arabia. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Motorists sue over gas temperature

Dan Grech | Dec 15, 2006
When you heat a liquid, it expands. No big surprise there. But when that liquid is gasoline, billions ride on this simple scientific truth. $2 billion, to be exact. Dan Grech explains how warm gas has led to some hot consumers.
Posted In: Crime

Banks are where the money is

Amy Scott | Dec 14, 2006
Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs . . . the firms that move the money on Wall Street are all reporting big profits. But even they know nothing lasts forever. Amy Scott reports.

BP's under investigation — again

Stephen Beard | Dec 14, 2006
The British oil giant says it could face U.S. charges of price manipulation. It's the third time this year that BP has run afoul of market regulators. Stephen Beard reports.

A heavy metal decision for Detroit

John Dimsdale | Dec 14, 2006
The International Trade Commission voted to lift trade barriers on most imports of steel that Detroit uses. The commission had to choose between jobs in steel plants or jobs in car factories. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington