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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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Chinese students consistently wow the rest of the world with their high rankings in international standardized tests. But for those inside China's education system, the results aren't surprising. Chinese students spend much of their K-12 years studying for one test: The national college entrance examinations, commonly known as the gao kao. This week, more than 10 million high school graduates throughout the country will take the three-day test. Our series, "China's Obsession with the Test," will examine how China's test-obsessed culture threatens the country's plans for an innovation-based economy and may stop foreign businesses from recruiting new talent in the Middle Kingdom.