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Saving Sophie Newcomb

May 16, 2006
Efforts by Tulane University to absorb one of the nation's oldest women's colleges and its sizeable endowment have hit a snag. Bill Zeeble has the story.

Mobile mania

May 15, 2006
Are mobile phones the dot-coms of the new century? Lisa Napoli takes a look at the push to put everything from a Paris Hilton game to the nutritional content of your food on your mobile phone.
Posted In: Science

Medicare D(eadline)

May 15, 2006
Today is the deadline for seniors to sign up for the Medicare D drug plan without penalty. There's a debate over how many eligible seniors have signed up, but insurers say it's not enough. Scott Tong explains.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Investing in pricey violins

May 15, 2006
A 299-year-old Stradivarius is expected to fetch $2 million on the auction block Tuesday. Is a violin really a good investment? Alex Cohen reports.
Posted In: Investing

It's ad blitz week

May 15, 2006
TV networks are trying to sell their new fall lineups to companies this week. But at least one of the country's biggest advertisers has pulled out of the early buy and that could be a sign of things to come. Janet Babin reports.

Most disabled Americans are paid lower wages

May 12, 2006
The US Census Bureau is reporting today that half of all disabled Americans hold jobs, but they are more likely to have lower incomes and lack health insurance. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

An open letter to graduates

May 12, 2006
Summer's here, and the time is right for new college grads to try and figure out what the heck they're supposed to do now.'s Liz Moyer offers a few tips.
Posted In: Jobs

Money Matters: Insurance blunders

May 12, 2006
It's tough enough negotiating the health insurance maze without making easily avoidable mistakes. Consumer Reports senior editor Amanda Walker tells Kai about the common ways patients injure themselves...financially speaking.

Almost Blu-Ray

May 12, 2006
This week, Sony unveiled its forthcoming PlayStation 3 video game console. Among its features: a Hi-Definition DVD technology called "Blu-Ray." Kai chats with's Brian Cooley about competing Hi-Def formats and asks: Which one's VHS, and which is Beta?

Living on the edge

May 12, 2006
Millions of workers don't get health benefits from their employers, and don't qualify for government benefits. What are their insurance options? Alisa Roth talks with folks who shop for individual plans -- and some who are trying to live without.