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Credit card spending up

Tess Vigeland | Jun 8, 2006
Americans are putting more money on their credit cards these days. A new report from the Federal Reserve says borrowing jumped almost six percent in April. Tess Vigeland looks at possible reasons why.
Posted In: Economy

New take on Superfund

Alex Cohen | Jun 8, 2006
Given its ever-tighter budget to clean up contaminated sites, the EPA is trying a new tack: Selling Superfund sites to developers who agree to remove toxic substances. Alex Cohen reports.

Inflation fears deflating world markets

Jocelyn Ford | Jun 8, 2006
Concern about inflation and interest rates is cutting deeper and deeper into world markets. Today, Asian stocks fell to their lowest levels in months. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

Delta hits more turbulence

Alisa Roth | Jun 8, 2006
It looked like things were finally going Delta's way. The bankrupt airline reached an agreement with its pilots union to save nearly $300 million a year. But now the government's calling the deal unfair. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Washington

Ben Bernanke, meet the ghost of Alan Greenspan

Kai Ryssdal | Jun 7, 2006
New Fed chief Ben Bernanke has been getting some heat lately for sending Wall Street on a wild ride. Down, mostly. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to James Grant of Grant's Interest Rate Observer to put it in perspective.
Posted In: Economy

Estate tax vote coming up

John Dimsdale | Jun 7, 2006
The Senate again takes up repealing the estate tax this week. But in a time of rising deficits, will lawmakers really sign off on a permanent tax cut? John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Discrimination talks at an impasse

Amy Scott | Jun 7, 2006
After months of negotiating, talks have broken down between Merrill Lynch and dozens of its African American financial advisers who sued for "systemic discrimination and retaliation." Amy Scott reports.

For science or profit?

Helen Palmer | Jun 7, 2006
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia plans to create a genetic database of over 100,000 children. The initiative raises questions about privacy and who should profit from such information. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Hey, those are <em>our</em> ancient remedies!

| Jun 7, 2006
American and European drug companies have filed thousands of patents on unorthodox treatments that have been used in India for centuries. Now, India is fighting back to protect its ancient intellectual property. Suzanne Marmion reports.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Economic malaise

| Jun 7, 2006
The statistics say everything is fine with the American economy. But ask most people on the street, and they'll tell you the economy is only so-so. Commentator and economist Glenn Hubbard thinks he has an answer.
Posted In: Economy