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House party's over

| May 15, 2006
Commentator and economist Michael Hudson says he's spotted real estate's canary in the coal mine. Speculators are getting out.

Mobile mania

Lisa Napoli | May 15, 2006
Are mobile phones the dot-coms of the new century? Lisa Napoli takes a look at the push to put everything from a Paris Hilton game to the nutritional content of your food on your mobile phone.
Posted In: Science

Sloan Sessions: What's up with Wall Street

Scott Jagow | May 15, 2006
Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan talks to host Scott Jagow about the recent run-up in the stock and commodities markets.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Sumner Redstone: 'Content is king'

Kai Ryssdal | May 15, 2006
Kai Ryssdal talks with CBS and Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone about his more than 50 years in the media business and how he's stayed on top for so long.

New day for oil companies

Stephen Beard | May 15, 2006
Oil-rich countries will likely want to rewrite their drilling contracts, says the head of Royal Dutch Shell. Which means companies like Shell will have to agree with whatever terms are set. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Enron closing arguments

Tess Vigeland | May 15, 2006
After a week off, Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling are back in court today for closing arguments in the Enron accounting fraud case. Tess Vigeland has a preview.

Medicare D(eadline)

Scott Tong | May 15, 2006
Today is the deadline for seniors to sign up for the Medicare D drug plan without penalty. There's a debate over how many eligible seniors have signed up, but insurers say it's not enough. Scott Tong explains.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Immigration, round two

John Dimsdale | May 15, 2006
The immigration debate is expected to take front and center today as President Bush makes a televised pitch for his guest worker program and the Senate prepares to vote on its immigration reform bill. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

AARP pensions conference

Hilary Wicai | May 15, 2006
The nation's powerful seniors lobby holds a conference today to discuss what to do about the demise of the traditional pension plan. Hillary Wicai reports.

Investing in pricey violins

Alex Cohen | May 15, 2006
A 299-year-old Stradivarius is expected to fetch $2 million on the auction block Tuesday. Is a violin really a good investment? Alex Cohen reports.
Posted In: Investing