Features by Jill Barshay

Corn syrup tries to sweeten its image

High-fructose corn syrup has been taking heat as a possible cause for the obesity epidemic, so producers are investing in building a more natural reputation for the sweetener. Jill Barshay reports.

Federal funds to fight foreclosure

U.S. mayors are working to resolve the housing crisis by using federal money. Rampant foreclosures are especially hurting cities by choking off property tax revenues that fund city services. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Housing

More roads paved with private gold

Federal and state money for maintaining roads and bridges is getting harder to come by -- especially in the current economy. So governments are selling such infrastructure -- even to foreign firms. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Homeowners hope for an answer

The government established the Hope Now program to help ease the housing crisis, but some homeowners have been left hoping someone will answer their call. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Housing

Bear Stearns execs arrested for fraud

Two Bear Stearns hedge fund managers have been charged with fraud for allegedly lying to investors about problems within the bank prior to its billion-dollar collapse. What effect will their arrests have on Wall Street's credibility? Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Crime, Wall Street

NYSE eyes real-time quotes for all

Following in the footsteps of the Nasdaq, the NYSE has plans to offer everyday investors access to real-time stock quotes. Jill Barshay has more.
Posted In: Wall Street

Analysts keep a close eye on Lehman

Lehman Brothers, the smallest of Wall Street's big investment banks, is reporting big losses -- and that's making many market watchers nervous. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Investing

Cuomo gets a deal on rating overhaul

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced a deal with three major credit rating agencies to overhaul the way they look at mortgage-backed securities. Jill Barshay has the story.
Posted In: Investing

United cuts jobs, planes

High fuel prices have driven United to cut 1,500 jobs and ground 100 of its planes. Jill Barshay explains the lengths airlines have been forced to go to in order to cut costs.
Posted In: Travel

Smokers fume over NY cigarette tax

New York's cigarette tax moved up to $2.75 per pack today, a move officials hope will drive as many as 140,000 smokers to quit. Jill Barshay gets some smokers' reactions.
Posted In: Health, Taxes


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