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The psychology behind taxes

Apr 9, 2010
Bill Congdon of the Brookings Institution has studied the behavioral patterns behind taxes. He talks to Tess Vigeland.
Posted In: Taxes

I need an iPad and I need it now

Mar 26, 2010
Consultant Geoffrey Moore explores with Tess Vigeland why some folks need to get their hands on new products like the iPad as soon as they're available.

Underwater? Let's make a deal!

Mar 12, 2010
A New Jersey company says it's come up with a way to keep people from defaulting on their underwater mortgages. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Housing

The new YouTube sensation: Hauls

Feb 26, 2010
There's a new kind of video everyone is watching: Hauls. Tess Vigeland explains.

Warehouse clubs scream 'bargain!'

Feb 12, 2010
Reporter Rachel Dornhelm investigates how warehouse stores lure you in and get you to stock up big.

A world-class movie experience

Jan 29, 2010
Why would anyone pay $29 to see a movie? Tess Vigeland and a few of her friends visit a new theater in Pasadena, Calif. -- Gold Class Cinemas -- to find out.

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Have you ever wondered why you can buy a whole rotisserie-cooked chicken at the grocery store cheaper than a pack of two frozen chicken breasts? Or why hotels give you a mending kit but no toothbrush? What does the YKK mean on all of your zippers? Who invented the foam finger? If you’re like us, you’ve got a lot of questions about the small, simple, brilliant and ubiquitous things in the world of business, and we want to help answer them for you.