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Time to unlink healthcare and work

| Feb 1, 2006
Conservative commentator Steve Moore says that the US needs to stop linking healthcare and employment.
Posted In: Health

Used cars migrate over the border

| Feb 1, 2006
As car buyers shed their old cars for the hotter, 2006 models, dealers have found themselves inundated with trade-ins. This over supply in the used-car market is having a ripple effect, all the way to Mexico. Jordana Gustafson has the story.

Reich advises Bernanke

| Feb 1, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich offers incoming Fed chief Ben Bernanke some advice on his new role as the nation's top economic watch dog.
Posted In: Economy

State of the Union

John Dimsdale | Feb 1, 2006
John Dimsdale delves into the economics of President Bush's State of the Union address.
Posted In: Economy

Closing the book on Chapter 11

Tess Vigeland | Feb 1, 2006
As United Airlines emerges from bankruptcy protection today, Tess Vigeland looks ahead to what the airline industry should look like once other bankrupt carriers follow suit.


Janet Babin | Feb 1, 2006
Reports that Google was looking to buy digital music provider Napster sent shudders through the music industry yesterday. Google later denied the reports, but many want the search engine to join the music distribution fray and change the rules. Janet Babin has more from the Innovations Desk at North Carolina Public Radio.

Trimming back the hedge funds

Amy Scott | Feb 1, 2006
New SEC guidelines are set to go into effect today regulating accounting and disclosure practices at hedge funds. Amy Scott has more.
Posted In: Wall Street

The Bank of eBay?

Stacey Vanek Smith | Feb 1, 2006
Think eBay is just an online auction site? Think again. It also happens to be a money-market manager with assets of $500 million, thanks its PayPal electronic payment service. As Stacey Vanek-Smith reports, the eBay money market fund pays one of the highest yields in the industry.
Posted In: Wall Street

Addicted to oil? Find a substitute.

Ethan Lindsey | Feb 1, 2006
In his State of the Union speech, President Bush said the country should reduce its reliance on foreign oil. He laid out a specific goal to wean the country of crude, and said it could be accomplished in the most American of ways: Going high tech. Ethan Lindsey reports on the plan.

Cowpies to cash

| Feb 1, 2006
A novel conference gets underway in Wisconsin this week. State agriculture officials are gathering farmers together to teach them how to turn manure into money. Brian Bull has more.