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Gold's got a little too much glitter

Jan 11, 2008
You're probably not planning to rush out and buy gold ingot anytime soon, but the rapidly rising price of gold is making certain consumers and retailers feel the pain. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Economy

Subprime fallout: Bank-buying bonanza

Jan 11, 2008
Bank of America is buying Countrywide Financial. And JP Morgan Chase is salivating over Washington Mutual. Which made us wonder: How far will bank consolidations go? John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Making taxes less taxing for the middle

Jan 11, 2008
Have you ever heard politicians talk taxes without mentioning the middle class? Tess talks to Scott Hodge of the Tax Foundation to find out if all their efforts are actually helping.
Posted In: Taxes

Straight Story: The middle class

Jan 11, 2008
Economics editor Chris Farrell plays down tales of the decline of the middle class and sets the story straight on some of the big challenges middle class Americans face.

A bailout for Countrywide

Jan 11, 2008
Bank of America has agreed to buy Countrywide, sparing the nation's largest mortgage lender from bankruptcy. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports that the deal should spare customers from the disruptions of the bankruptcy process.
Posted In: Housing

Human trafficking is a global problem

Jan 11, 2008
Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness day, and the practice is the fastest-growning criminal industry in the world, with a U.N.-projected worth of about $32 billion. Janet Babin reports signs of modern-day slavery.

For Countrywide, B of A is in the house

Jan 10, 2008
Several reports out today say Bank of America is in "advanced talks" to buy Countrywide Financial -- the nation's largest mortgage lender, which lost $1.2 billion in the 3rd quarter of last year. Host Tess Vigeland has more.
Posted In: Housing

Fed appears ready for another cut

Jan 10, 2008
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated in a speech today that another interest rate cut may be in the offing. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Wall Street Journal content to be free?

Jan 10, 2008
Starting today, you will no longer be requied to pay for editorials and video content on The Wall Street Journal website. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports if this business model is effective, it could mean the end of paid online subscriptions.

Tata's 'Nano' says 'Hello'

Jan 10, 2008
Tata Motors unveiled its new "Nano" car at the New Delhi Auto Expo, lauded as the cheapest car in the world for $2,200. Doug Krizner talks to New Delhi reporter Mehul Srivastava about what you get for the price.
Posted In: Auto

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