Features By Alisa Roth

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Tax e-filing - the wave of the future

February may feel early to be worrying about taxes, but tax day is fast approaching. As Alisa Roth reports from New York, a growing number of states are requiring preparers to file electronically... or face hefty fines.
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Toll Brothers grim?

The luxury homebuilder predicts orders for new homes will fall by almost 30% this quarter. With this and other glum real estate predictions recently, what's the outlook for home prices? Alisa Roth takes a look.
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Taking the pineapple out of Hawaii

Del Monte will no longer grow Hawaii's signature fruit in the Aloha State, because it's too expensive. Alisa Roth has more on the end of an era.
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China opens the door to new investment

New rules that go into effect today allowing foreign investors to own a larger percentage of Chinese companies. Alisa Roth has the details.
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MTA strikes back?

More than a month after New Yorkers were left stranded in the cold by a transit strike, the union and the transit authority are still squabbling over a new contract. Is another strike in the offing? Alisa Roth takes a look.
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GM's losses

General Motors said today it lost $4.8 billion in the fourth quarter and $8.6 billion in all of 2005 -- $1 billion more than analysts expected. The losses come at a tough time for GM, already planning major cuts. Alisa Roth reports.
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Google in China

There's a new version of Google out today: Google.cn. It's designed to avoid China's tight Internet controls... by blocking sites the Chinese government forbids. Some say Google's taking things too far. Alisa Roth has more.
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Reedidas?

Adidas has been given the green light to acquire US athletic shoemaker Reebok in a deal estimated at $3.8 billion. Adidas hopes the acquisition will put it on track to give Nike a run for its money. Alisa Roth reports.
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Ford's restructuring, aka plant closings and layoffs

30,000 people and 10 factories. Those are the steely numbers behind Ford Motor's announced restructuring today. The cuts are designed to end a $1.6 billion loss last year in North America. But as Alisa Roth reports, it may not be enough.
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A leaner, meaner Ford

The automaker today unveils plans to return to profitability through plant closings, layoffs, and possibly retiring some vehicle lines. Alisa Roth reports.

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