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Rethink those summer driving plans

Apr 11, 2007
Gas futures jumped 3 cents a gallon today after the government reported a sharp drop in the nation's gasoline inventories. Still, our John Dimsdale found some good news in the report.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

Columbia U. gets some big financial aid

Apr 11, 2007
Broadcast industry mogul John Kluge has given $400 million to Columbia University — just for student financial aid. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on what kind of aid that amount will come to.
Posted In: New York

Lower earnings? No problem

Apr 10, 2007
Corporate America has posted 14 quarters of double-digit earnings growth. But in this earnings season analysts predict S&P 500 companies will report only about 3.5% growth. And analysts say that's OK. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Wall Street

Vermont emissions trial revs up

Apr 10, 2007
A federal trial is underway involving car companies and Vermont over the state's regulation of CO2. Dan Esty, who teaches environmental law at Yale University, lays out the issues with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Auto

AMT for all!

Apr 10, 2007
Economist and commentator Susan Lee says dumping the Alternative Minimum Tax is a mistake. She argues we'd be much better off embracing the tax everyone loves to hate and making it universal.
Posted In: Taxes

Wall Street's prognosis: negative

Apr 10, 2007
Earnings season kicks off today on Wall Street and it's looking a little sickly. Some analysts are saying the three-and-a-half-year corporate profit streak may be nearing an end.
Posted In: Wall Street

One alarm you won't sleep through

Apr 9, 2007
Do you want an alarm clock that rings and runs? Sean Cole reports on the morning torture device called Clocky that can't be stopped.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Can we get that shaving deduction?

Apr 9, 2007
From beard taxes to yachts, history teaches that you never can tell how people will respond when you find a new way to tax them. Except that some of them will find some way to avoid paying it.
Posted In: Taxes

A very taxing family

Apr 6, 2007
It's a family business that only Uncle Sam could love. Ashley Milne-Tyte takes us to Queens, New York, where three generations of tax accountants prepare for April under the same roof.
Posted In: Jobs, Taxes

Buzzword: H-1B visa

Apr 6, 2007
They come from foreign lands to put their sophisticated skills to work in the U.S. -- unless there's not enough room.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

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