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Maybe Wikipedia should patent the idea

John Dimsdale | Mar 5, 2007
The U.S. Patent Office is joining the Internet age. The government wants your help deciding what new ideas deserve to be protected. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Business puts new energy into energy policy

Sam Eaton | Mar 5, 2007
As Congress considers global warming legislation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is hiring a former Marine Corps general to run its new Institute for Energy. Sustainability reporter Sam Eaton explains what's going on.

Wall Street's historic value just went up

Alisa Roth | Mar 5, 2007
Wall Street has been put on the National Register of Historic Places. That's good news for nearby property owners. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Keeping your card safe

Lisa Napoli | Mar 5, 2007
Restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday says it will introduce a new "ultra-secure" credit-card processing system to protect customers from fraud. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Retail

Closing the book on good ideas

| Mar 5, 2007
Commentator Moira Manion says prices aren't the only factor when it comes to selling books. Sometimes it pays to listen to the wage slaves.

Boom times for young NYC lawyers

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Mar 5, 2007
First-year associates at a top law firm in New York City are bringing down $160,000. Partners say it's just thanks for hard work. But Ashley Milne-Tyte reports there may be more to it than just gratitude.
Posted In: Crime, Jobs, New York

Cashing in on the forever stamp

Scott Jagow | Mar 5, 2007
Newsweek's Allan Sloan says you're sure not going to get rich fast by taking advantage of the forever stamp, but it might make you feel good.
Posted In: Wall Street

Ghost town, Beirut

Ben Gilbert | Mar 5, 2007
Lebanon's tourism industry was booming until last year's month-long war between Hezbollah and Israel. Subsequent economic and political crises have left Beirut's downtown a shell of its former self.
Posted In: Canada

Where it stops, nobody knows...

Scott Jagow | Mar 5, 2007
Wall Street analysts have been watching closely as markets in Asia tumbled again today. But some say not to worry yet, what we're seeing so far is still just a correction.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street

U.S. housing a drag on U.K. bank

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Mar 5, 2007
HSBC, the U.K.'s largest bank, managed to post a 5 percent second-half profit in spite of $11 billion in losses due to sub-prime loans gone bad in the States.
Posted In: Canada, Housing