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Housing shows signs of not-so-soft landing

Aug 23, 2006
Numbers out today show that existing home sales tanked in July to their lowest level in two years. It's one of many signs pointing to a general slowdown of the economy. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy

Do charter schools work?

Aug 23, 2006
A new study looks at how charter schools compare to standard public schools. Hillary Wicai reports on the findings.

A few billion saved is a few billion earned

Aug 21, 2006
Norway is the third largest exporter of oil after Saudi Arabia and Russia. The country, so far, has been socking most of its oil revenue into savings. But some argue it's time to live for today. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

The law of unintended consequences explained

Aug 21, 2006
Undercover Economist Tim Harford has a story about the law of unintended consequences. It all began with a pile of rubble across the street from his house.
Posted In: Economy

An American Girl for every girl — almost

Aug 21, 2006
Commentator Sandra Tsing Loh's daughters love their new American Girl dolls. And, she says, they have their own unique ways of showing it.

Gold follows black gold?

Aug 21, 2006
The prices for gold and oil tend to follow the same market trends. They've been losing ground for a couple weeks now — and it's probably more than coincidence. Bob Moon explains.
Posted In: Wall Street

Back-to-school shopping slump

Aug 21, 2006
Sales figures for back-to-school shopping so far have been weaker than expected — and that could spell bad news for the holiday shopping season ahead. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Straight Story: Supply side

Aug 18, 2006
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. 25 years ago, President Reagan signed the Economic Recovery Tax Act. Did it change the economy for the better? Chris supplies an analysis of Reaganomics.

Back to school . . . with credit?

Aug 18, 2006
Should your kid get a credit card in college? And how should you teach them to balance their checkbook? Kiplinger's Janet Bodnar gives us a crash course in college finances.

Bush goes to camp for economic advice

Aug 18, 2006
President Bush met with his economic team this morning at Camp David. And, based on his remarks, all of his indicators are up.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

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