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Selling in a slow market

| Mar 16, 2007
You can use a lot of "S" words to describe the housing market: slumping, slowing, and surviving. So how do you sell in a buyers market? Tess Vigeland interviews Elizabeth Razzi, the author of "The Fearless Home Seller."
Posted In: Economy

Valuable lessons in refinancing

| Mar 16, 2007
Refinancing might get harder even if you don't have a subprime mortgage. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Investing

'A' stands for 'Another risky mortgage'

| Mar 16, 2007
Another week has brought another worry about risky mortgages. Host Tess Vigeland talks about Alt-A loans with Chris Mayer, the Director of the Milstein Center for Real Estate at Columbia Business School.
Posted In: Investing

PR 101: Timing really is everything

| Mar 16, 2007
Timing is a precious commodity in the public relations industry — and also a strategic tool. Smart companies, not to mention politicians, use a few time-tested formulas in an attempt to maximize the good news and hide the bad.

Selling Afghanistan

Miranda Kennedy | Mar 16, 2007
An entrepreneur in Kabul says claims by the U.S. and Afghan governments that the country is ready for business investment are laughable — that crime and corruption there are still on par with the Wild West.
Posted In: Canada

Save the poppies

Helen Palmer | Mar 16, 2007
Afghanistan's poppies already supply over 90 of the world's heroin, and this year's crop is huge. The U.S. wants to destroy the poppy fields, but some folks think they have a better idea.
Posted In: Canada, Health

China loves Skype

Steve Tripoli | Mar 16, 2007
Markets in developing nations are growing fast and as they do, they often skip a generation of technology. The latest example: Internet phone provider Skype now has more customers in China than the U.S.
Posted In: Canada, Science

Building an Olympic edge

Bob Moon | Mar 16, 2007
U.S. officials decide a month from now whether Los Angeles or Chicago gets to move forward with America's bid to host the 2016 Olympics. Both cities insist they'll make money on the deal, but one may face much less financial risk.
Posted In: Sports

Inflation watch: Consumer prices up again

Hilary Wicai | Mar 16, 2007
Consumer prices exceeded the Fed's expectations for inflation in February — doubling the January increase — but policymakers may well leave interest rates unchanged when they meet next week to avoid risking recession.
Posted In: Economy

Student loan kickbacks

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Mar 16, 2007
New York's Attorney General says public and private colleges across the country are getting kickbacks from college loan companies to push their loans, even if they may not be the best choice for students.