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Black-owned businesses on rise

Hilary Wicai | Apr 18, 2006
The Census Bureau keeps track of who owns what business in this country.A report out today says that in 2002 there were 1.2 million black-owned businesses. That's a 45% increase since 1997. Hillary Wicai reports.

Business before politics for Chinese leader

Jocelyn Ford | Apr 18, 2006
Hu Jintao arrives in the US today -- his first visit as Chinese president. He'll be getting a taste of American business and politics. Jocelyn Ford reports from Beijing.

Reading the Fed's tea leaves

Alisa Roth | Apr 18, 2006
The Federal Reserve is expected to release minutes from it most recent meeting today, and analysts are expected to pore over the text to find insight into the thinking of new Fed chief Ben Bernanke. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

SEC looks out for Tyco investors in settlement

| Apr 18, 2006
Some may call Tyco's agreement with the SEC to pay $50 million to settle charges stemming from $1 billion accounting scandal a slap on the wrist. But as Cheryl Glaser reports, the agency doesn't want to punish shareholders twice.

Builders losing confidence

Stacey Vanek Smith | Apr 18, 2006
Enthusiasm among builders over the continued strength of the housing market has fallen to lows not seen since 2001. Stacey Vanek-Smith has more.
Posted In: Economy

Politics keeping Brazilian ethanol out of US

Dan Grech | Apr 18, 2006
With the price of oil hitting $70 a barrel, calls for increased development of alternative fuels in the US are growing louder. One source could be Brazilian ethanol made from sugar cane. But as Dan Grech reports, policies to protect the U.S. corn-based ethanol industry are keeping the fuel out.

AMA: Insurance consolidation = higher premiums

Lisa Napoli | Apr 18, 2006
A new study from the American Medical Association finds that consolidation in the health insurance industry has led to higher premiums for consumers. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Health

Report: Cleaner coal key to industry's survival

Sam Eaton | Apr 18, 2006
A new report says the coal industry in the Western United States could lose business if it doesn't adapt to cleaner burning technologies. Sam Eaton reports.

What's behind the rising price of oil?

Sam Eaton | Apr 17, 2006
Oil briefly touched $70 a barrel today. Is it a sign of growing inflation or simply jitters over uncertainties in major oil-producing regions around the world? Sam Eaton reports.

High metal prices enter consumer picture

Tess Vigeland | Apr 17, 2006
Eastman Kodak Company says it will increase prices for its films due to the rising cost of silver. The spiraling cost of other metals is being felt in other products as well. Tess Vigeland reports.