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Prediction: Home prices fall 20%

Scott Jagow | Apr 5, 2007
Chris Farrell foresees a spring housing season with home prices headed back to 2003 levels, a market correction that's bound to lure the Federal Reserve into lowering interest rates.
Posted In: Housing

Group health insurance dying

Jeff Tyler | Apr 5, 2007
It's getting harder for small businesses to find affordable group coverage, a frustrating dilemma for people with pre-existing conditions — especially since even some insurers that are cutting contracts support universal coverage.
Posted In: Health, Jobs

Make-your-own Google Map

Scott Jagow | Apr 5, 2007
Google has introduced a new feature called My Maps that lets you save locations and directions — with photos and video — and then share them with your friends or the world.
Posted In: Science

Newest Discovery: eco-friendly TV

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Apr 5, 2007
Cable's Discovery is set to launch a new channel next year focused entirely on eco-friendly living. It's betting on consumers'— and advertisers'— continued interest in everything green.
Posted In: Entertainment

Pet food PR comes late to the table

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Apr 5, 2007
Iams and Eukanuba this week became the first brands to finally start doing some damage control after that massive pet food recall. They placed ads in 59 newspapers and launched an outreach campaign to retailers. But what took so long?

Return to Nigeria

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Apr 5, 2007
Violent uprisings forced Shell to shutter half its operations in the Niger Delta last year, but now the oil company says it'll resume full production there within six months. Some think it's an overly optimistic plan.
Posted In: Canada

All-natural bug repellant swats DEET

Janet Babin | Apr 5, 2007
A compound produced naturally by tomato plants might be just what you need to keep insects away this summer. It doesn't have that bug spray smell and it's safe for kids, which could make it a best-seller.
Posted In: Health, Science

Wal-Mart under investigation for spying

Bob Moon | Apr 5, 2007
Wal-Mart's been accused of spying on private citizens, vendors and shareholders alike. So far no one's saying those practices broke laws, but a U.S. attorney has been looking into it.
Posted In: Crime

A Good Rant

Chris Farrell | Apr 4, 2007
While working my way through various stories this morning, I came on this piece written by Steve Hamm of Business Week. It's on his blog....

It's official: Transatlantic exchange opens today

Stephen Beard | Apr 4, 2007
The first transatlantic stock exchange launches in Paris today following the merger between the New York Stock Exchange and Euronext. It could be just the beginning of a movement toward a global stock market.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street