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KB Home scandal sheds light on sentencing standards

Sentencing is scheduled in federal court for the former CEO of KB Home. Bruce Karatz was convicted of fraud in a stock backdating scandal. The judge has to decide whether Karatz will go to prison, or just get house arrest. Alisa Roth explains.
Posted In: Crime
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Price of gold hits all-time high

As investors look for a safe place for their money after the Fed's announcement last week, the price of hit an all-time high of $1412.75 an ounce. This could be seasonal -- or it could not be. Alisa Roth has more.
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Chrysler puts its hope in its new models

Chrysler says it lost $84 million in the third quarter -- about half what it lost in the second quarter. The company's raising its outlook this morning saying it'll have an operating profit for the year overall. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto
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What U.S. could save by raising retirement age

There have been strikes all over Europe for months in protest of austerity measures governments want to put into place. Some proposals would raise the retirement age. Alisa Roth reports on what would happen if the U.S. did just that.
Posted In: Retirement
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Study: Lowering prices will not increase profits

Businesses big and small are still trying to figure out a way to dig themselves out of a hole. Some are choosing to lower prices, in hopes of luring customers into stores, but a new study shows that this might not be the best strategy. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Retail
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Ford posts $1.7 billion in profits in 3Q

It is the sixth consecutive quarter profits for the automotive company increased. Ford also announced plans in reducing its debt.
Posted In: Auto
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"Cutting the cord" on cable

Problems with cable providers are encouraging television watchers to cancel their cable subscription for a more modern approach to television. Alisa Roth reports.
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Another recall; are car owners paying attention?

Toyota announced another recall today for 1.5 million of its vehicles. It's just the latest in a long list of recalls that have occurred this past year. So many, in fact, that we wonder if car owners are still paying attention to all the details. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto
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Microsoft offers different rates for different Office usage

Microsoft's Office software comes pre-packaged with different programs with different tasks, and that means some of the programs never even get used -- but you have to pay for them anyway. There was an announcement today, however, that changes are ahead.
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Banks trying to move from fees to profit

Can there be a world without overdraft fees? Not entirely, but they may not be as much. Banks like Bank of America seem to moving away from charging fees upon existing customers to drive profits from consumers. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Banks

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