The Census Bureau keeps track of who owns what business in this country.A report out today says that in 2002 there were 1.2 million black-owned businesses. That's a 45% increase since 1997. Hillary Wicai reports.
The Federal Reserve is expected to release minutes from it most recent meeting today, and analysts are expected to pore over the text to find insight into the thinking of new Fed chief Ben Bernanke. Alisa Roth reports.
Some may call Tyco's agreement with the SEC to pay $50 million to settle charges stemming from $1 billion accounting scandal a slap on the wrist. But as Cheryl Glaser reports, the agency doesn't want to punish shareholders twice.
With the price of oil hitting $70 a barrel, calls for increased development of alternative fuels in the US are growing louder. One source could be Brazilian ethanol made from sugar cane. But as Dan Grech reports, policies to protect the U.S. corn-based ethanol industry are keeping the fuel out.
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