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Looking down at the world's problems

Stephen Beard | Jan 24, 2007
Business and political leaders from around the globe have gathered high in the Swiss Alps for the annual World Economic Forum. Hot topics this year: globalization, trade imbalances — and global warming of course.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

Kid-friendly homes . . . in the city

Lisa Napoli | Jan 24, 2007
Some builders in New York have discovered a growing niche in the housing market: families who want the comforts of a suburban lifestyle without the commute. Lisa Napoli has the story.
Posted In: Housing, New York

Let the ethanol debate begin

Bob Moon | Jan 24, 2007
With his sweeping call for a 20 percent reduction in gasoline use, President Bush set into motion a full-scale debate over alternative fuels — and what's really the best path to energy independence.

The health insurance tax break

Scott Jagow | Jan 24, 2007
President Bush has proposed tax reform which would treat the health insurance you get through your employer as taxable income. So who would benefit from his plan?
Posted In: Health, Taxes

Did Microsoft cheat the system?

Steve Tripoli | Jan 24, 2007
Microsoft allegedly offered to pay a software engineer to edit entries in the open-source Web encyclopedia Wikipedia. But is that a problem in a medium that, by definition, anyone can contribute to? Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Science

Living in different worlds

Helen Palmer | Jan 24, 2007
American children of different races aren't growing up in a world of equal opportunity, according to data collected by researchers as part of a new project exploring diversity in U.S. metro areas. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Sinking ship buoys nickel prices

Stephen Beard | Jan 24, 2007
A shipwreck off the coast of Britain has hoisted the price of nickel. The ill-fated cargo ship was carrying a thousand tons of the metal, which is already in high demand. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

State Farm settles flood of lawsuits

Hilary Wicai | Jan 24, 2007
Insurance giant State Farm has agreed to pay out about $80 million to Mississippi policyholders who had sued over unpaid claims following Hurricane Katrina. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Crime

Economic turning point: Productivity's down

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 23, 2007
The Conference Board came out with a report today saying U.S. productivity growth is slipping. Kai Ryssdal talks with the Board's Ken Goldstein about what that might mean for inflation and interest rates.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs, Wall Street

Pension funds are filling up

John Dimsdale | Jan 23, 2007
Analysis shows that the nation's 100 largest companies have set aside more than enough money to take care of their pension obligations. That's a big change from just a few years ago. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Investing, Jobs