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Fuel prices a hot topic

| Mar 26, 2007
Among the many factors that go into the price of gas, one that isn't taken into account enough in the U.S. is temperature. Jamie Court says we need to make some adjustments.

A long battle ended by economics

Stephen Beard | Mar 26, 2007
After decades of hostilities in Northern Ireland, two sides have agreed to govern together. Stephen Beard reports that economics had a lot to do with the decision.
Posted In: Canada

Price checks go to court

Amy Scott | Mar 26, 2007
The Supreme Court is deciding whether consumer prices should be set by manufacturers or retailers. As Amy Scott reports, Wall Street's keeping its eye on the case.
Posted In: Wall Street

A work of art on the road

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 26, 2007
While auto makers are having trouble selling their cars, the Ferrari has the unique problem of having too many customers to satisfy. Kai Ryssdal explores the problem in a Ferrari 599 with car critic Dan Neil.
Posted In: Retail

Long-Term Care Insurance--Not

Chris Farrell | Mar 26, 2007
Demographics may not be destiny, but America is getting older and an aging population will need plenty of long-term care. The cost of a nursing...
Posted In: insurance

Sloan Sessions: Blackstone IPO

Lisa Napoli | Mar 26, 2007
Newsweek's Allan Sloan says the private equity superstars at The Blackstone Group only stand to win when the company goes public, but the outcome isn't so clear for investors who want to buy in.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Home for sale by YouTube

Curt Nickisch | Mar 26, 2007
Realtors and sellers have discovered online video sites as a powerful new tool in a housing market that's increasingly friendly to buyers — and it's a trend that's saving everyone time.
Posted In: Housing, Science

Private equity backlash

Bob Moon | Mar 26, 2007
Are they just out to make a quick buck? A growing political backlash is taking form in Europe as deep-pocketed hedge funds and private equity groups continue to buy up companies and sell off their parts.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street

Who controls the price of things?

John Dimsdale | Mar 26, 2007
The Supreme Court hears a case today that could change the rules of retail. It'll decide whether manufacturers or stores have the right to set the minimum price of products we buy.
Posted In: Crime, Retail

Oil's not getting cheaper anytime soon

Stephen Beard and Lisa Napoli | Mar 26, 2007
The price of oil has shot up over $63 a barrel, the highest this year. And given the current political landscape and reduction in global inventories, we can probably expect prices above $60 for the foreseeable future.
Posted In: Canada