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Number of uninsured grows

Helen Palmer | Aug 28, 2006
The Census Bureau will release its latest snapshot of poverty, income and health insurance tomorrow. The numbers without health insurance are expected to rise sharply. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Economic worries report

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Aug 28, 2006
A survey of economists out today shows growing concern that terrorism could slow US economic growth. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Reinsurers stand to gain in weak hurricane season

Sarah Gardner | Aug 28, 2006
Companies that insure insurers could see major windfalls from post-Katrina rate adjustments. Sarah Gardner reports

Google fund?

| Aug 28, 2006
The Internet search giant has so many of its assets tied up in securities that government regulators have categorized it a mutual fund. Jason Paur explains.

Professional polish

| Aug 28, 2006
A New York City college has received a $2 million grant to help students master the etiquette of the business world. Amelia Templeton reports.

New bankruptcy law in China

Jocelyn Ford | Aug 28, 2006
China's getting a new bankruptcy law that will help it move closer to a market economy, but it won't be welcomed by workers. Jocelyn Ford explains.
Posted In: Canada

Criticizing the Fed

Stephen Beard | Aug 28, 2006
A senior central banker from Britain has criticized the way the US Federal Reserve measures inflation. He says it's a mistake to strip the price of energy out of the inflation figures. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Kinder Morgan buyout

Scott Tong | Aug 28, 2006
Ten years ago executive Richard Kinder left Enron and formed a pipeline company. Today the billionaire CEO is leading a buyout effort to take the publicly traded firm private. Scott Tong reports.

Smarter health care shopping

| Aug 25, 2006
What you need to know today about the executive order the President just signed. It's supposed to make it easier to be a smart health care shopper.

Straight Story: Is the US headed for bankruptcy?

Chris Farrell | Aug 25, 2006
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week: Americans are getting older and entitlements, like Social Security and Medicare, will cost more. But Chris doesn't buy the doomsday projection.