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More coal = more mining accidents

Aug 29, 2007
It's a simple equation, say some industry watchers. Mining companies from around the world are meeting to review safety technologies and practices, but the heightened demand for coal is stressing the structure of the mines. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Jobs

'Go' Gulf zones two years after Katrina

Aug 28, 2007
Two years after Hurricane Katrina, much of the Gulf Coast is still in ruins. Half of the $100 billion in aid is tied up in bureaucracy and funds are slow in getting to the hardest-hit areas. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Economy

Thinking like an entrepreneur in college

Aug 28, 2007
Most new college students are preoccupied with dorms, books and classes. But Claremont McKenna College freshman Ben Casnocha has something else on his mind: How to think like an entrepreneur during his four years.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Will subprime mess hurt Web ad market?

Aug 28, 2007
The subprime mortgage market was a cash cow for all types of media, and some unlikely areas of that market are feeling the effect. Retail analyst Howard Davidowitz says the hit to Internet advertising could be huge.

Extra layer of protection for ultra-wealthy

Aug 28, 2007
A wildfire in Idaho is threatening billions of dollars worth of high-end real estate and that has inspired one insurance company to go to unusual measures to avoid getting burned. Elizabeth Wynne Johnson has details.
Posted In: Housing

Middle class still shrinking

Aug 28, 2007
Researchers predict that 2006 data will show a dwindling middle class when the census bureau releases its annual report on income, poverty and health insurance today. And that's bad news for folks above the $75,000 line too. Jeremy Hobson explains.
Posted In: Economy

Time to toss around the R-word?

Aug 27, 2007
With 4.5 million unsold homes sitting on the market, could we be looking at a recession? Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to economists and takes a look into the markets.
Posted In: Wall Street

Coming soon: Small-Mart

Aug 27, 2007
Wal-Mart's on the lookout for an executive to help shape a smaller-store strategy, and analysts have been expecting Wal-Mart to get bigger by going smaller with their new stores. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Retail

Katrina's wrecks now Bolivia's headache

Aug 27, 2007
Cars damaged by Hurricane Katrina have been making their way into Bolivia for sale. "Katrina cars" are sold cheaply and look almost new on the outside, but have serious mechanical problems. Ruxandra Guidi has more.
Posted In: Auto, Canada

Ready to go back in the subprime water?

Aug 27, 2007
The recent problems terrorizing the mortgage market are likely to scare off some investors for some time to come. But sale prices in the aftermath could also lure in bargain hunters. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Housing, Investing, Wall Street

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