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The economics of school lunch

Alex Cohen | Jun 1, 2006
School cafeterias are obligated to serve kids a school lunch on loan if they can't pay for it. But what if, after this happens a few times, the kid's parents never repays the loan? Alex Cohen reports.
Posted In: Washington

Border fence could block business too

Scott Jagow | Jun 1, 2006
Personal finance expert Chris Farrell talks to host Scott Jagow about the likely impact more border fencing will have on US-Mexico trade.

Jumping the Bee

| Jun 1, 2006
The Scripps National Spelling Bee concludes tonight with a prime-time TV special, but will viewers tune in? Eric Niiler looks at the small-screen potential of the time-honored competition.

Cut oil production? Not so fast . . .

Alisa Roth | Jun 1, 2006
OPEC ministers today are expected to ignore pleas from Venezuela to cut oil production. Alisa Roth looks at the supply and demand issues behind the decision.
Posted In: Economy

Further Valdez spill damages?

Janet Babin | Jun 1, 2006
Exxon-Mobile could have to pay as much as $100 million more for clean-up efforts stemming from the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. Janet Babin tells us why.

Sun Microsystems makes big staff cuts

| Jun 1, 2006
The computer server maker has announced it's cutting 11% to 13% of its staff and making other moves to save as much as $590 million. Cheryl Glaser reports.

Online ads on a tear

Lisa Napoli | Jun 1, 2006
Online advertising revenue shot up so much in the typically-slow first quarter this year that it even outpaced figures from last year's holiday-driven fourth-quarter bonanza. Lisa Napoli has the details.

Student debt

Jane Lindholm | Jun 1, 2006
A government survey out yesterday finds two-thirds of all undergraduate students take on an average debt load of $19,000 to get their degrees. Jane Lindholm reports.

Small business hurricane plans

Alex Cohen | Jun 1, 2006
What's the most important thing small businesses can do to prepare for disasters like hurricanes? Alex Cohen has the answer.

A stock you can bank on

Jocelyn Ford | Jun 1, 2006
Shares of the Bank of China began trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange today and quickly shot up 15%. From Beijing, Jocelyn Ford tells us why investors have been scrambling to own a piece of it.
Posted In: Canada