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Not just a bunch of Hulu

Mar 12, 2008
NBC and Fox's Hulu.com will allow viewers to download over 200 TV shows and movies for free. While it may seem to be a new and scary venture for profits, Lisa Napoli reports the business model is a familiar one.

New plan could risk confidence in Fed

Mar 12, 2008
The Federal Reserve's plan unveiled yesterday lets big financial firms borrow from the Fed using mortgage-backed securities as collateral. But as Alisa Roth reports, there's at least one major risk.
Posted In: Economy

What else is driving oil prices up?

Mar 12, 2008
The weakness of the dollar is one reason oil prices are flirting with $110 a barrel, but some say there's more to the story. Scott Jagow talks to Stephen Beard about the financial market versus supply and demand.
Posted In: Economy

A new way to define GDP

Mar 12, 2008
The government is considering whether the current Gross Domestic Product accurately measures U.S. economic progress. Some analysts feel the way GDP is defined can cause some big problems. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Economy

India's forbidden rickshaws still run

Mar 11, 2008
The practice of pulling passengers by rickshaw is illegal in India, but that doesn't stop the pullers from working. Miranda Kennedy talks to a rickshaw worker who's still in the family business for $3 a day.
Posted In: Jobs

FBI in Countrywide investigation

Mar 10, 2008
The FBI and Justice Department are investigating Countrywide to see if it misrepresented its financial position and the quality of the loans it made. But Nancy Marshall Genzer reports Bank of America is still planning to take over.
Posted In: Housing

Beware of the 14 deadly sins

Mar 10, 2008
After 1,500 years, the Vatican has just updated the seven deadly sins by adding seven new ones. And many of them have something to do with money. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Economy

Muslim mortgages

Mar 7, 2008
How do you buy a house when your religion bars you from paying interest? Tess Vigeland visited the Zerroug family to learn how they structured the purchase of their Pasadena, Calif., home.
Posted In: Housing

Outsiders don't make good CEOs

Mar 7, 2008
Commentator and management expert Joseph Bower says when it comes to hiring a new CEO, candidates within the corporation are usually better at the job than outsiders.
Posted In: Jobs

CEOs defend their prime-choice salaries

Mar 7, 2008
Chief executives from three top mortgage lenders hit by the subprime mortgage crisis went before a congressional panel to answer lawmakers' questions on how they were able to earn hundreds of millions of dollars while their companies were bleeding money. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Housing

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