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Off-campus real estate still booming

Alex Cohen | Feb 27, 2007
Even as the housing market continues its slide, depleted university budgets and an upward trend in student enrollment have built a profitable little investment pocket in some college towns.
Posted In: Housing, Investing

A better brand of business travel

| Feb 27, 2007
Commentator Lucy Kellaway suggests opening a new virtual airline where business travelers could get all the benefits of flying without the hassles.
Posted In: Jobs, Travel

Chinese stocks plummet

Scott Jagow | Feb 27, 2007
China's market fell nearly 9 percent today — its biggest drop in more than a decade. What happened? Could be that the volatile market was just due for a correction.
Posted In: Canada, Investing

Cell phone 'wallet' headed West

Stephen Beard | Feb 27, 2007
Barcode-scanning cell phones are common in parts of Asia, but now they're expected to make it to Europe and the U.S. within a year as major phone companies work to come up with a universal barcode standard.
Posted In: Canada, Science

Shareholders get say in CEO pay?

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Feb 27, 2007
Some in Congress want to pass legislation that would give shareholders a non-binding voice in executive compensation, but critics say Joe Shareholder isn't really qualified to weigh in.
Posted In: Washington

E.U. targets counterfeiters

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Feb 27, 2007
The European Union is considering new criminal penalties for counterfeiting and intellectual piracy that could mean four years in jail and fines of up to $360,000 for some violations.
Posted In: Canada, Crime

In favor of energy regulation

Eric Niiler | Feb 27, 2007
Consumer groups are advocating to keep electric utilities under government control. They point to higher rates and energy shortages in states that have deregulated power.
Posted In: Washington

Getting consumers excited about high-def

Janet Babin | Feb 27, 2007
Prices for flat panel TVs and high-definition DVD players keep coming down but consumers still aren't biting. Seems they're satisfied with their current picture — at least enough to wait and see whether Blu-ray or HD-DVD wins out.
Posted In: Science

Saca buddies up to Democrats

Dan Grech | Feb 27, 2007
El Salvador's President Tony Saca is a strong ally of the Bush administration, but now he's trying to make friends with top Democrats and it has everything to do with immigration.

Warming to environmental concerns

Kai Ryssdal | Feb 26, 2007
Kai Ryssdal talks with David Hawkins, who runs the climate center at the Natural Resources Defense Council, about the effects global warming is having on business deals.