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Wage gap isn't real

| Sep 13, 2006
As debate rages over whether wages are really shrinking and average Americans are getting squeezed, commentator Steve Moore claims the middle class is doing very well, thank you.

Bid on your own little piece of space

Stacey Vanek Smith | Sep 13, 2006
Meteorites are some of the rarest rocks on earth. Gram for gram they'll cost you more than gold or diamonds-most are more than a billion years old. Want one? Your best bet is eBay. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Science

Luxury getaways . . . plus surgery

Miranda Kennedy | Sep 13, 2006
As healthcare costs continue to soar, some people are flying to hospitals in countries like India that often employ American-trained doctors who can operate at a fraction of the cost. And that's just part of the package, Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Health

Medical tourism meets healthy opposition

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Sep 13, 2006
American businesses are looking into the potentially cost-saving trend of medical tourism, but some skeptics are putting their collective foot down. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Health

Earmarks need to go

| Sep 13, 2006
Congressional leaders are considering new rules to govern the use of earmarks in the appropriations process. But commentator Robert Reich argues they don't go far enough.

Corn as food vs. corn as fuel

Sam Eaton | Sep 13, 2006
What happens to the economics of corn when demand for food competes with demand for a renewable fuel source? Sam Eaton reports.

Look for more changes at Ford

Sarah Gardner | Sep 13, 2006
Directors for Ford begin a two-day board meeting today, and observers expect another round of restructuring announcements. Sarah Gardner reports.

Oil companies not paying royalties

Scott Tong | Sep 13, 2006
Lawmakers open a hearing today into claims the Interior Department continues to waive royalty payments for big oil companies. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

Legal troubles ahead for HP?

Bob Moon | Sep 13, 2006
California's Attorney General says insiders at Hewlett Packard could face criminal charges stemming from the company's probe into information leaked to the media. Bob Moon reports.

Time is shrinking

Rachel Dornhelm | Sep 13, 2006
Time Inc. plans to sell 18 of its smaller, but still profitable magazine titles in an effort to refocus its publishing strategy. Rachel Dornhelm looks at what's behind the sale.